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Posted links are bad RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've seen this in several posts now, here's another example .  The hyperlink editor inserts relative links if the link has the same root.  But these links can only work if the post is retrieved from the thread view.  They do *not* work if the post is browsed through My Forums Threads.

    Of course, the same thing would happen when a moderator moves the post.  But then the link will be broken forever.

    This is a serious problem, please prioritize.
    Hans Passant.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:13 PM

Answers

  • This will be fixed in this weeks update. With TinyMCE the default Link behavior on certain browsers tries to convert to a relative path in some cases. There's a config setting to just use the entered Url as is.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    http://twitter.com/robjoh
    • Marked as answer by nobugz Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:04 PM
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:31 PM

All replies

  • Yes, I had noticed a whole bunch of broken links in V4 posts, but I hadn't realized the cause.

    Links should use absolute paths, and MS should stop changing the URL's (preferably after getting rid of the "social"...).

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:31 PM
  • I too had noticed some broken links.

    And, yes, when they happened they were old v3 Links I had that I had earlier set up so that I could monitor known spammers and the like  (Urgent!!!! in every post writers) via a direct link.

    Don't tell me none of those now work. That would be a real <expletive removed>


    Some of the other broken links worked the second time I tried them, but not these.

    Mike Walsh
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:25 PM
  • This will be fixed in this weeks update. With TinyMCE the default Link behavior on certain browsers tries to convert to a relative path in some cases. There's a config setting to just use the entered Url as is.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    http://twitter.com/robjoh
    • Marked as answer by nobugz Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:04 PM
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:31 PM
  • Thanks, sounds good.
    Hans Passant.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:04 PM