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As Designed Posting Long Links

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Jeremy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff 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.
     
  2. Erik

    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. :)
     
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's just word wrap (50 characters). If we did URL truncation, then that would workaround it.
     
  4. Shamil

    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?
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I get word wrap, but links are "singular" and may throw some people off.
     
  6. Brandon_R

    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.
     
  7. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I prefer the vBulletin format where it truncates in the middle, so you can still see the end of the URL. :)
     
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  8. Floris

    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
     
  9. Disjunto

    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.
     
  10. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Maybe they could fix the link parser? :D
     

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