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Adding URLs to a post

Sridhar Santhanakrishnan
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Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 317
Just noticed something, I typed a url using the url button at the top. I then find that I was not able to click on the link. Found out that I didnt add the protocol at the beginning of the url (http://). Any reasons why JR doesnt add a default protocol and redirect to the site? Or is it something technical?
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Using the URL tag (which the button adds) just causes the URL to be rendered as a clickable link. While HTTP URLs are the most common form of URLs, other protocols are supported, and there's no easy way to find out what kind of URL it is. So, yes - you need to enter a complete, valid URL.


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Sridhar Santhanakrishnan
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Joined: Mar 20, 2007
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Thanks Ulf
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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If you do indeed use the "URL" button, the popup should include "http://" already as the default text.


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