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As Designed Unlink doesn't unlink

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Jim McClain, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Jim McClain

    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.


  2. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member


    As far as the 'secret code' goes, anyway. :)
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I can confirm this. I tried to unlink a url, and couldn't do it.
  4. Ben Stillman

    Ben Stillman Member

    Seems to work fine for me on Firefox. Maybe it's fixed.
  5. Mike

    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.)
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Works fine here.
  7. Peggy

    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.
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Confirmation that unlinking urls works fine for me. Using FF 3.68
  9. Jim McClain

    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).
  10. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Member

    Yep, my unlinked URLs are indeed linked.
  11. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member


    Simple pasting of a URL: http://grumpsplace.com/
    Making text a link: link
    Making text a link then unlinking it: not a link
  12. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Seems to work fine for me...
  13. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    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).
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  14. Jim McClain

    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. :)
  15. Ahmed

    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. :)
  16. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    You actually can prevent it from parsing, using the plain tag (as posted above): http://www.1footinthegrave.com/
  17. Ahmed

    Ahmed 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.
  18. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    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.

  19. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    But then when you submit it again it well get parsed, again. :confused:
  20. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. :p

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