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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:07 PM

Help with https:// URLs, please.

At this link:http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002926689#post21 is my post with a 'corrected' link. Check the edits on my post for a fuller view of what happened.

I appears, something in the DU software(?) does not allow https:// URLs to be linked but only http:// URLs.

Any ideas? What am I missing?

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Reply Help with https:// URLs, please. (Original post)
Cerridwen Jul 2012 OP
Spazito Jul 2012 #1
Cerridwen Jul 2012 #2
Spazito Jul 2012 #3
Make7 Jul 2012 #4
Cerridwen Jul 2012 #5

Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:34 PM

1. Here is a post from Make7 that might help...

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:44 PM

2. Thank you...again. :) n/t

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:59 PM

3. You're welcome...

I hope the link helps.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:33 PM

4. For some reason the DU3 software turns normal https:// links into http:// links...

... but they should still work in a [link] tag.

For example...

[link:https://www.cia.gov/news-information/speeches-testimony/2012-speeches-testimony/in-q-tel-summit-remarks.html|your text here]

... should give you ...



Or to get fancy you can use the text for the link in the link tag by replacing the first colon with : like this...

[link:https://www.cia.gov/news-information/speeches-testimony/2012-speeches-testimony/in-q-tel-summit-remarks.html|https://www.cia.gov/news-information/speeches-testimony/2012-speeches-testimony/in-q-tel-summit-remarks.html]

.. to give you...



Which is basically a more detailed explanation of this issue mentioned in my post about all the the problems with links.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. Thank you.

Sometimes the link tag works and other times, meh, not so much.

I'll check out your link and I thank you for your reply. Sorry this is so long in coming. I've been busy in the "other" world.

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