therube wrote:[URL] tag: <snip> ... and nothing seems to be broken?
OK, thanks, but that seems to be an unnecessary work-around, especially since shorter ones, like example.com, don't require it.
You'd think either all URLs would need the tag, or none would.
It's not at all intuitive; quite the opposite.
I'm guessing that it is certain "phrases" in a URL that are objectionable & so are self-moderated?
therube wrote:Separately, there must be a length limit to plain text "urls" at which point they display truncated with "..."'s
What is the limit, and why?
but are valid when clicked.
was the problem: the truncated plain-text URLs were not
valid when clicked.
This still seems to be a bug IMHO, but as there's a work-around with the tag... (shrugs)
The Copy URL+
extension enables you to copy to the clipboard the current document's address along with additional information such as the document's title, the current selection or both.
Thanks, but creating the links wouldn't be an issue *if* pasting the plain-text URL worked.
With the suggested way, it's still paste + select > URL tags. Easy enough.
The add-on looks interesting, but for creating one's own hyperlinks, the document's "official" title isn't always what's wanted. Another way to "roll your own" is Texter
I have it set so that u+enter gives [url=
ue (mnemonic: "URL end")+enter gives [/url]
Easy to add name of link, but it just occurred to me that the whole thing can be done in one keystroke shortcut. Just made it:
un (mnemonic = url, named)+enter = [url=URL]Name[/url]
Paste actual URL over that area, and name of link over "Name" (or type it). Going a bit O/T here, but so far, it says that it's saved me 144,036 keystrokes.
Should have thought of that long ago, as I've long used it to create hyperlinks where HTML is permitted:
h+enter = <a href="http://xcom">Site</a>
And of course, everyone chooses their own, easy-to-remember hotkeys.
Unfortunately, it's Windows-only.
Anyway, thanks for your time. IMHO, "short text links working" and "longer text links not working" = bug. YMMV.
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