As designed  Unlink doesn't unlink

Jim McClain

Member
I just finished posting a reply to a topic and the post contained a number of URLs. I did not want the URLs to link to anything, so I clicked the "unlink" button. It made the link go away in the editor, as far as I could tell, but not in the preview nor the resultant post.

I don't know what the "secret code" is to keep links from parsing and I don't see it as an option anywhere in the Rich Text Editor page.

The BB Code Editor is devoid of any features, so I can't use the editor I prefer on all other forums.

R'gards,

Jim
 

Facepalmx2

Active member

[plain][/plain]

As far as the 'secret code' goes, anyway. :)
[url="http://www.google.com/search?q=mudkips"]Mudkips[/url]
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
I haven't changed anything, though I did try it last night and it worked. Can you tell me the process you followed? (Assuming it's repeatable.)
 

Peggy

Well-known member
a couple of days ago, I was trying to unlink one of the links in my signature. However, I just tried it again, and it is working fine.
 

Jim McClain

Member
I first tried it using the reply editor below posts - www.1footinthegrave.com

Then I went into the "More Options" editor and did it - http://grumpsplace.com

Both places allowed me to unlink the links, but they would appear again on any refresh of the page (like a preview or when I posted the message). It is doing the same thing now as I preview my message - the links appear to be unlinked in the editor, but the clearly are not in the preview and we shall see whn I click the Reply To Thread button.

Jim, using IE8 (I don't care what anyone says, it's my favorite browser and I do have FF, Opera and Chrome as well).
 

Ahmed

Well-known member
I first tried it using the reply editor below posts - www.1footinthegrave.com

Then I went into the "More Options" editor and did it - http://grumpsplace.com

Both places allowed me to unlink the links, but they would appear again on any refresh of the page (like a preview or when I posted the message). It is doing the same thing now as I preview my message - the links appear to be unlinked in the editor, but the clearly are not in the preview and we shall see whn I click the Reply To Thread button.

Jim, using IE8 (I don't care what anyone says, it's my favorite browser and I do have FF, Opera and Chrome as well).
Testing...
  1. Only put the link: "http://www.1footinthegrave.com/".
  2. Write a text then insert a link: "1 Foot In The Grave".
  3. Again write a text then insert link then unlink it: "1 Foot In The Grave".
It seems to be working correctly.





Maybe you want to unlink the link itself which is in the first step "http://www.1footinthegrave.com/", right?


If so then I don't think you can unlink it and that's how it works (works as designed).
 

Jim McClain

Member
Thanks Ahmed, you explained it well (Nick did too, but yours was more detailed). But one correction: 1 Foot in the Grave - that's a number one, not a letter I. :)
 

Ahmed

Well-known member
Sorry, My bad, I thought it was "i" and never looked at it again. :oops:
Corrected now with some other typo. :)
 

Ahmed

Well-known member
You actually can prevent it from parsing, using the plain tag (as posted above): http://www.1footinthegrave.com/
I know. I was referring to the fact that using the "Unlink" button will not unlink a link. Unless you use the plain tag of course.
 

Nick

Well-known member
I know. I was referring to the fact that using the "Unlink" button will not unlink a link. Unless you use the plain tag of course.
Well that's because when you first paste a link into the editor, it's not actually a link. It isn't parsed until you submit the post. You can't unlink something that isn't a link.

You can however, post a URL, submit the post (thus parsing the link), edit the post and then unlink the link.

:p
 
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