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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:55 PM

Why does "link" button work at times, not others?

I have always been able at DU to format my links with just the title showing. Now at this new DU I can only get it work part of the time.

Examples:

Worked perfectly in this thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021846170

Only one link formatted correctly in this thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021877649

What makes the difference? What can I do to get links formatted properly all the time?

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Reply Why does "link" button work at times, not others? (Original post)
madfloridian Nov 2012 OP
Make7 Nov 2012 #1
madfloridian Nov 2012 #2
madfloridian Nov 2012 #3
Make7 Nov 2012 #4
madfloridian Nov 2012 #5

Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:13 PM

1. Some characters make links and the [link:] tag not work properly.

I wrote a post about known issues (and solutions) to using links and the [link:] tag here:

  http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1256&pid=1695#op

Hopefully the answer you're looking for can be found there. If not, give us an example of something you are having a problem linking and we'll see if someone can figure out the specific issue.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:45 PM

2. Thanks for the reply.

Heading to read that post now. It's really been confusing.

Will let you know if I can figure out something.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:37 PM

3. Okay a specific question.

This first link did not work.

http://www.news-press.com/article/20121115/NEWS0104/311150021/1009/NEWS0107/Education-panel-backs-property-tax-hike ?odyssey=nav

I took off part of the end, just guessing at it. Left off ?odyssey=nav

Then it fit with the link button and worked just fine.

http://www.news-press.com/article/20121115/NEWS0104/311150021/1009/NEWS0107/Education-panel-backs-property-tax-hike

So what part do you suspect was the culprit?

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:05 PM

4. I don't seem to have any issue with that particular web address.

I usually type the code in rather than using the link button. So if I put this code in my post:

[link:http://www.news-press.com/article/20121115/NEWS0104/311150021/1009/NEWS0107/Education-panel-backs-property-tax-hike?odyssey=nav|testing link tag]

I get this link:

  testing link tag

If I type, then highlight the text testing link tag and hit the link button to paste in the address (http://www.news-press.com/article/20121115/NEWS0104/311150021/1009/NEWS0107/Education-panel-backs-property-tax-hike?odyssey=nav), I get:

  testing link tag

If I hit the link button, paste in the address, type testing link tag and hit the link button again to close it then I get:

  testing link tag

I'm on W7 using FireFox, perhaps your OS/browser combination is causing a problem when you paste addresses into the dialog box when using the link button. Try copying the code for the link at the beginning of this reply into a post and see if that address works without using the link button.

I'm not really sure what is going on...

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Response to Make7 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. Yes, that's the way we did at DU2. It always worked.

I have tried that here with difficult links, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't....just like the link button.

I have Vista, not ready for Windows 8...won't buy it. I guess I will go to Win7 instead. I won't buy an OS that must be prepped with other programs to get back to the usual windows with mouse. Do not like the touch stuff.

I have tried links with both Firefox 17 and IE 9. What works with one works with the other....but there is one site at which I must use IE9 to post at all.

I have no trouble at DailyKos or Twitter, and DU2 still works fine.

I wondered why most here used the plain links, now I know.

Thanks for the help.

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