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Wikipedia links don't quite work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_(video_game)

if you look at this link the /URL likes to nest it self into the parentheses. I'm not sure this is a full on glitch or anything that can really be addressed but just letting you know its out there.

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2008
    Auto-linking has its limitations. If you were to post a URL something like this: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) you would NOT want the parenthesis included. But posting a URL like your MegaMan example, you DO want the parenthesis included.

    The solution is to use the [noparse][URL][/URL][/noparse] tags explicitly when posting URLs which the parser cannot auto-link.

  • JaninJanin Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Ramius wrote: »
    Auto-linking has its limitations. If you were to post a URL something like this: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) you would NOT want the parenthesis included. But posting a URL like your MegaMan example, you DO want the parenthesis included.

    The solution is to use the [noparse][URL][/URL][/noparse] tags explicitly when posting URLs which the parser cannot auto-link.

    Why doesn't the autolinker like ) in URLs? It's an allowed character like any other.

    autolinker testing:

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2008
    Janin wrote: »
    Ramius wrote: »
    Auto-linking has its limitations. If you were to post a URL something like this: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) you would NOT want the parenthesis included. But posting a URL like your MegaMan example, you DO want the parenthesis included.

    The solution is to use the [noparse][URL][/URL][/noparse] tags explicitly when posting URLs which the parser cannot auto-link.

    Why doesn't the autolinker like ) in URLs? It's an allowed character like any other.


    Simple. Because experience shows that when posting links on forums, people want to write something like this: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) and not end up with something like this: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)

  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    ...and Ramius gets the square.

  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Auto... linker? No wonder I didn't know what the hell we were talking about.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Ramius wrote: »
    Auto-linking has its limitations. If you were to post a URL something like this: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) you would NOT want the parenthesis included. But posting a URL like your MegaMan example, you DO want the parenthesis included.

    The solution is to use the [noparse][URL][/URL][/noparse] tags explicitly when posting URLs which the parser cannot auto-link.

    k, I wasn't sure this was something really addressable but thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Auto... linker? No wonder I didn't know what the hell we were talking about.

    Paste a URL in a post, hit submit reply, and the URL tags are automatically applied. What this thread is about is basically that automatic function not putting the end tag in the right place. But it's not biggy methinks.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2008
    There isn't actually a right place in this case. This thread is about people who want the end tag to be put in a different place, which would cause a new "problem" for a different class of URLs.

  • JaninJanin Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Ramius wrote: »
    There isn't actually a right place in this case. This thread is about people who want the end tag to be put in a different place, which would cause a new "problem" for a different class of URLs.

    Depending on how complicated the autolinker is, can you just count parens? so if it hits ( in a link and it ends with ) you include the trailing paren?

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