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buggy url linking code

Travel Forums System Talk buggy url linking code

1. Posted by myrrhlin (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Note: because your forum code also recognizes the same [ url] tag i'm talking about in b-log posts, i have edited this forum post: In every " [ url] " you see below, just delete the space between the bracket and the letters "url".

I've experienced weird and broken behavior trying to link URLs in my travel b-log posts. The code does not work as described in the help file, which says you can simply enclose a text url with the [ url] tag.

To elucidate the problem, I tried creating a post with the following content, then Preview'd it (and the Publish'd it to confirm):

1 [ url]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
2 [ url]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
3 [ url]www.flickr.com[/url]
4 [ url]www.flickr.com/[/url]
5 [ url=http://www.flickr.com]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
6 [ url=http://www.flickr.com/]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
7 [ url=http://www.flickr.com/]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
8 [ url=http://www.flickr.com]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
9 [ url=www.flickr.com]www.flickr.com[/url]
a [ url=www.flickr.com/]www.flickr.com/[/url]
b [ url=www.flickr.com/]www.flickr.com[/url]
c [ url=www.flickr.com]www.flickr.com/[/url]

These should all produce functionally the same thing. But cases 1-4, where the url is not specified explicitly, are badly broken. It also seems a variable isn't being erased after each use because its content continues to lengthen until an actual link appears.

The work-around is just to always specify the link url explicitly.

Please fix, thank you!

[ Edit: Edited on May 27, 2008, at 1:58 AM by myrrhlin ]

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Well spotted!

Actually, this appears to have been working correctly in the forum, but only broken in the blogs based on a recent update. Here's the above code to verify working in forum:

1. http://www.flickr.com
2. http://www.flickr.com/
3. www.flickr.com
4. www.flickr.com/
5. http://www.flickr.com
6. http://www.flickr.com/
7. http://www.flickr.com
8. http://www.flickr.com/
9. www.flickr.com
a. www.flickr.com/
b. www.flickr.com
c. www.flickr.com/

I've copied/pasted the same to http://testing.travellerspoint.com/23/ to make sure this is now fixed in the blog as well.

3. Posted by visitor (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Sorry, just a test post here that I need to actually post to check. This is Sam by the way ;)

Test link text and how they look in the notification email!