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As designed  Unlink doesn't unlink

#1
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
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#5
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
#7
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.
 
#9
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
#13
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).
 
#14
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
#17
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
#18
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