link management bug (6 posts)

  1. fibbi
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hello, I mean to post this as a bug report, and this seemed to be the closest thing i could find. If it's the wrong place, please redirect me.
    Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but when you enter a link as "www.XXXX.XXX" and neglect to add the http://, it displays the link as "http://blog.domain/www.XXXX.XXX". Many people enter url's this way, so I would suggest changing the link displayer so the default was not to display an undeclared URI as a subdirectory of the blog, but rather so it, by default, added http:// and www. to the beginning of the string as needed(as most browsers do). By my guess, a lot more people who enter a link without fully declaring it mean for it to be http than mean it to be a subdirectory of their site.
    Maybe this has already been reported (I've seen this occurrence on a couple of blogs) or maybe there's a reason to have it the way it is, I don't know. just giving my 2 cents.

  2. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Please file a bug report at http://mosquito.wordpress.org
    This seems to a meaningful improvement.

  3. Root
    Posted 12 years ago #

    This is a very common gotcha. And it would help if it was tidied up a bit.

  4. moisie
    Posted 12 years ago #

    A link may not automatically be http:// though, the majority of the time it will be but not always, could be ftp:// , https:// and so on.
    This is how browsers work, if you make a page and don't specify http:// or whatever is applicable then it will append it to the url of the site you are on or as specified by <base />

  5. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    maybe adding (including http://) would help! autoincluding it would limit the powers in the hand of the user... :)

  6. theillustratedlife
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What about for protocols that don't use the / though? What if I want a [RSS] gif that links here:


    WP adds the http:// and breaks the link.

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