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ardly

Jan 12, 2018, 03:39 pm Last Edit: Jan 12, 2018, 03:43 pm by ardly
Whenever I post links there seem to be problems, so here goes to see if somebody can get to the bottom of this.
The browser I am using is Firefox Quantum 57.0.4 (32-bit).

The url I want to enter is;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop

I press the link button delete the http://that is already in the url field and paste the test I just pasted above.
This is the link I get
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop

I then press the show source button and I see;
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This is the link I get
[iurl="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop[/iurl]


So the to me the source looks okay.
Now I am going to make the post then try to use the link.

Okay I tried to use the link and it failed so I copied the link and am modifying my original post.
The link I copied is;
http://"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop"

Look at that an "http://" has appeared at the start.
How did it get there?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

pert

I've seen this from time to time on the forum and I know there are some threads about it but I can't remember if there was a conclusion as to the cause. I never have had a problem that I've noticed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop

Robin2

I have my Forum settings permanently set so so that I use the View source version of the editor for posting replies. There is no problem adding links with it.

You can switch to the source mode using the right-most icon labeled View source

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

ardly

I have my Forum settings permanently set so so that I use the View source version of the editor for posting replies. There is no problem adding links with it.

You can switch to the source mode using the right-most icon labeled View source

...R
That is the point I looked at the source and it appeared fine, I showed what I could see in the code section of the original post.
I don't think it happens all the time, maybe it is because the link uses https ?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

ardly

Okay, I am going to try a url that uses http not https the url is;
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/nasa-sun-mission/index.html

Here is it is using the link tags;
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/nasa-sun-mission/index.html

The source looks like this;
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Here is it is using the link tags;
[iurl=http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/nasa-sun-mission/index.html]http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/nasa-sun-mission/index.html[/iurl]
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

pert

It worked, but note when I posted your https YouTube link it worked fine.

ardly

Bingo - that last link worked fine.

It seems to be the forum webpage is being too smart. It seems as if when you post a link it parses the text looking for an 'http://' prefix. If that prefix is not there it inserts, even if the url already contains 'https://'

Can anybody confirm that and if it is correct how does it get fixed?
If I look at the source I don;t see the offending extra http:// so I cannot remove it myself.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

pert

This is the link I get
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[iurl=http://"http://\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop""]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop[/iurl]
I never have had a problem that I've noticed:
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[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&app=desktop[/url]
I wonder why when you post the tag is iurl and when I post the tag is url? I just use the chain links icon on the toolbar. I'm also using Firefox 57.0.4.

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