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djasonbird
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Hyperlink adds www.lds.org to URL

Postby djasonbird » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:27 pm

I added the hyperlink www.mormonsandgays.org to my newsletter article. The link text and html hyperlink look fine but when clicking on the hyperlink it takes the user to https://www.lds.org/www.mormonsandgays.org.

I tried recreating the hyperlink but it did the same thing. Not sure what to do.

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Re: Hyperlink adds www.lds.org to URL

Postby aebrown » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:42 pm

djasonbird wrote:I added the hyperlink http://www.mormonsandgays.org to my newsletter article. The link text and html hyperlink look fine but when clicking on the hyperlink it takes the user to https://www.lds.org/www.mormonsandgays.org.

I tried recreating the hyperlink but it did the same thing. Not sure what to do.

I'm seeing the same thing in new articles or new links I create. But links in existing articles still work properly. So this is a fairly recent problem (since my existing articles with working hyperlinks clearly show that it worked when those articles were created).

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Re: Hyperlink adds www.lds.org to URL

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:40 pm

What happens if you try to link to www.lds.org – does it change it to http://www.lds.org/www.lds.org?

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Re: Hyperlink adds www.lds.org to URL

Postby aebrown » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:35 am

sbradshaw wrote:What happens if you try to link to http://www.lds.org – does it change it to http://www.lds.org/www.lds.org?

If you link to simply "www.lds.org" (no protocol specified), then it does get changed to http://www.lds.org/www.lds.org

But if you specify a protocol (either http or https) then it seems to work.

Note that the LDSTech forum software has a tendency to hide the protocol. In sbradshaw's original link, I see "www.lds.org" (without a protocol), but in my post that quotes his post, I see "http://www.lds.org" (with the protocol). That can make it confusing when we discuss whether the protocol is included.

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Re: Hyperlink adds www.lds.org to URL

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:55 am

aebrown wrote:Note that the LDSTech forum software has a tendency to hide the protocol. In sbradshaw's original link, I see "www.lds.org" (without a protocol), but in my post that quotes his post, I see "http://www.lds.org" (with the protocol). That can make it confusing when we discuss whether the protocol is included.


May need to use the "Code" tags the forum software provides.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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