As designed  Posting Long Links

Jeremy

Well-known member
First off, amazing job on XenForo. If I was made of money I would think about switching, but unfortunately I am not, and I'm not asking those I "work" for to repurchase software. :( But, to the actual bug report...

When posting a long link, such as:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/693961/xf_pagination_scrolling.mov

It ends up having a space after 50 characters, but the link is still functioning.
 

Erik

Well-known member
In case someone doesn't see what he/she is talking about, look between the two L's in scrolling.mov. :)
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
That's just word wrap (50 characters). If we did URL truncation, then that would workaround it.
 

Shamil

Well-known member
Mike, talking of this, if you look at my full profile, at the blue, profile information providing location, home page etc, you'll see that my link is cut off. What could be a remedy, apart from changing the link, to this?
 

Brandon_R

Guest
I think the system should change long links to the shortened form ie change all the letters after a certain amount to dot dot dot.
 
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Floris

Guest
I am not fund of either methods though ..
But I have seen a lot of broken links on XF here.

Hey, that's my video :p :D
 

Disjunto

Well-known member
It's kind of annoying in places where it doesn't create links (like profile status). so I can't copy paste the link without manually removing spaces. I see no way around this though.
 

Erik

Well-known member
It's kind of annoying in places where it doesn't create links (like profile status). so I can't copy paste the link without manually removing spaces. I see no way around this though.
Maybe they could fix the link parser? :D
 
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