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XF 1.5.x - Make the new URL-Converter also work with links like "www.google.com"


Well-known member
Normaly link in a post:
will work: Google - thats ok. (y)

Simplyfied link in a post:
dont work, it givs me a www.google.de instead of a Google - thats not ok (n)

I think the point is - this URL convertation feature is realy nice, but many (the most?) members post links without
bevor the domain. Thats normaly ok - Xenforo make this also to be a clickable link.

But it would be better, the URL convertation feature will also work with these simplyfied links.
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Formerly Super120
I guess Mike and/or Kier were against it.

Anyway I don't care because this feature is very confusing, I dislike it and I'm not going to enable it on my forum!


XenForo developer
Staff member
Bizarre reasoning that we're against it...

I actually explained the logic elsewhere: the title conversion only happens if the text of the link is identical to the link itself. This isn't a new behavior, it has been like this with automatic media embedding since that was added multiple years ago. It's easy to demonstrate:


The title system piggybacks that logic. To change it would mean adding a special case to handle this situation (which can come up in multiple ways so an approach would be needed that would be consistent in all of them).