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

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by otto, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. otto

    otto Well-Known Member

    Normaly link in a post:
    Code:
    http://www.google.de
    will work: Google - thats ok. (y)

    Simplyfied link in a post:
    Code:
    www.google.de
    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
    Code:
    http://
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
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  2. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    I believe the plugin from one of the XenForo developers available through Resources section does this already.
     
  3. otto

    otto Well-Known Member

    And this is the point I dont understand why this is not complete included now in Xenforo 1.5. ;)
     
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  4. imthebest

    imthebest 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!
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike 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:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    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).
     
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

  7. otto

    otto Well-Known Member

    And I love our german laws ... ;)
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