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08/24/2013 10:58:03 AM (8 years ago)
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  • Ticket #18149, comment 39

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    22> We should respect what the user types. Having http:// in the field already is a clue to the user that we need the protocol to be explicitly stated. If they delete it, I would expect it to form a link relative to that piece of content, not to wp-admin.
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    4 I don't agree. Often the user doesn't know they have to add `http://` to make their link work. (Yes, also university students.) They don't know what protocols and relative links are. In most cases they'll copy past a link form the browser over the `http://` suggestion and that works fine because the browser adds the right protocol. But next time they copy paste a different link that doesn't have a protocol, they copy paste it over the `http://` suggestion and the link breaks. I've seen this countless times. They don't check their links, so they don't notice it. Maybe someone who does notice is good enough to tell them or leave a comment, but most of the time it just stays broken.
     4I don't agree. Often the user doesn't know they have to add `http://` to make their link work. (Yes, even university students.) They don't know what protocols and relative links are. In most cases they'll copy paste a link form the browser over the `http://` suggestion and that works fine because the browser adds the right protocol. But next time they copy paste a different link that doesn't have a protocol, they copy paste it over the `http://` suggestion and the link breaks. I've seen this countless times. They don't check their links, so they don't notice it. Maybe someone who does notice is good enough to tell them or leave a comment, but most of the time it just stays broken.
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    66Feel free to close this ticket as wontfix again, I just wanted to give it another chance. It seems there's no way to enforce protocols (any protocol) so that there's still the option to insert a relative link. What about a warning? Or what about a checkbox "this is a relative link"?