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Fixed Convert URLs to Page Titles issue with non-link signatures

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Mr Lucky, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If a user group does not have permissions for links in there signature, they can still have the (non-clickable) URL as text. i.e. the text is there, but it does not act as a hyperlink if you click on it.

    This is the way it always was I believe.

    The problem is that if the forum has Convert URLs to Page Titles enabled, then this text (which is not actually a link) is still converted to the page title as if it is an active link.

    I can't believe this is by design so I'm posting it here.
    SneakyDave likes this.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is actually what I would expect to happen.

    It's not really specific to that option being enabled, because it's equivalent to the behaviour if you were to manually type the URL bb code in, e.g. [url='https://xenforo.com/community']XenForo Community[/url] would get the link stripped out and just leave the link text "XenForo Community" behind, and this is what is happening here.

    That said, there may well be a workaround for this by disabling auto linking if the permissions to use links don't exist.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I think that workaround might be good because it is confusing for users - they understand when an actual link converts to the page title, but however much it makes sense from a software point of view, they don't get it.
    I suppose it could be useful, if you disallow links, then this stops them (spammers maybe) from even publishing a non clickable URL
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I've fixed this now (with the workaround mentioned). Thanks!
    Mr Lucky likes this.

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