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New Style URL display

 8:31 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

As you know there have been two major with our styl URL display on WebmasterWorld :
  • hidden links were possible.
  • links could stretch to infinity and corrupt the display

So, we have adopted the SlashDot style of url display. The root domain is all that is shown in brackets. The full url itself is displayed in a title and alt attribute. I think that should address those two problems.




 9:23 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

From the Can't Stand slashdot References Department:

> we have adopted the SlashDot style

Ooo, that's a distasteful way to put it. Can that be rephrased in a leader-not-a-follower "tone of voice?"

Oh, and I suggest losing the ellipsis... ;)

This new mod isn't working as intended in all cases...


Message #3565504 [webmasterworld.com] (fourth in thread)
Message #3531690 [webmasterworld.com] (first in thread)

<added content=more>
Ahhh... I see why it doesn't appear to be working: it's a feature masquerading as a bug...

Hmmm... After a bit of testing, I can't replicate the appearance of links as they appear in the first post in this thread.

Oh, wait! Yes I can! Look: [webmasterworld.com...] :)


 9:47 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

(Just in case I run/ran out of editting time, a new post...)

I will admit that a link like this [webmasterworld.com...] is very clean looking, but a link like this one [webmasterworld.com] looks unsightly with the additional [webmasterworld.com] appended to it (sans ellipsis)...


 10:42 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's a moving target. Chill a bit. There are SOOOO many ways that urls can be diced, that we are going to adjust it as we go forward to find a happy medium.


 4:55 am on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

System: The following 2 messages were spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmasterworld/3573539.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 2:22 pm on Feb. 13, 2008 (cst -6)

You can't see the actual URL (or problem URL) that results from the code or question posted, unless mods catch each and every single one and correct each and every one of the posts. Examples




There are more than just a few like that, which will affect (seriously diminish) the value of referring to (as in "do a site search) previous posts on topics in all the code forums.

[edited by: Marcia at 5:09 am (utc) on Feb. 13, 2008]


 5:38 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks Marcia, noted.


 8:42 am on Feb 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

I imagine it's already on the to-do list, but it would be nice if all derivatives of generics like domain.com, mydomain.com, site.com, mysite.com, othersite.com, theirsite.com, abc.com, xyz.com - etc. could be automatically substituted to read example.com like what's done with the nasty word filter.


 3:14 am on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hmmm ... #*$!in' good idea!

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