Link posting in your upload description

Tuesday, July 8, 2003 by I.R. Brainiac | Discussion: Stardock Software

The link to my wallpaper in my description for my windowblinds leaves the end off the link.The end word is visible but not included with the link.Clicking on it takes you to the right site but not the right page.I can paste the link in my browser and it works fine.Something in the upload process?
Reply #1 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 5:09 AM
I've seen that before too. Not sure why. Maybe make sure the text is not wrapping to the next line?
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #2 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:21 AM
did that thanks pic
Reply #3 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:40 AM
You've done everything right. The problem has something to do with the characters in your particular URL. For some reason, the script that converts the URL to a hyperlink is stopping part way through the string. Hopefully T-Man and Co. can figure it out.
Reply #4 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:50 AM
It's because of the dash. URL's with some characters in them don't display right on this site, because of the way URL's are parsed in the code.  The site recognises an address when it sees something starting with http:// and it considers that everything between that and either a space, a coma or a dash is a URL. Unfortuately if your address has one of those, the site doesn't consider anything after as part of the URL. Try typing %2D instead of the dash in your address. this link should work:
Reply #5 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:05 AM

Actually, the problem was the 2nd period, not the dash. Maybe the parsing accept only one dot (for file extension names in URL's) but not two.

Anyway, I replaced the second dot by %2E and it now works.

In other words, I fixed it for you. Should work now.

Reply #6 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 9:08 AM

Nice job, paxx! I didn't even think to try encoding the funny characters.

Reply #7 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 9:58 AM

Patric saves the day!

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I.R. Brainiac
Reply #8 Wednesday, July 9, 2003 12:38 PM
Wow! Thanks paxx! Wish i had read this this before i linked it to another url.The other link was better,it went to my entire wallpaper library.The current one is a direct link to that particlar image and not to the site i really wanted.But it gets them the wall.Thanks paxx and Mike.

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