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#11 Domain Name Tags in Comments

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2003-02-05
2001-10-31
Chris Town
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On the current Slashdot.org Slashcode, there a feature
in the comments viewing to have the domain name in
square braces after any "<a href="....</a>"

I'd like to see string matching in this feature, where
by if the URL (http://www.slashdot.org for example) is
the same as the link text (for example, "slashdot.org"
or "www.slashdot.org", but not just "slashdot"), the
square braced domain name tag is ommitted (after all,
the link IS the domain name, why write it a second time).

This would stop the milding annoying (in my opinion)
"try out thissite.com [thissite.com]" occurances and
save a few bytes of bandwidth ;)

Discussion

  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2002-02-05

    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2002-02-05

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    Seems fair. Someone should submit a patch that does
    this.

     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2002-04-26

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    Doesn't seem to hard if we insist the link text conform
    to some standard pretty accurately. The nice thing is
    that we can do this on the fly, so it'll be backwards-
    compatible and if we find bugs they can be fixed without
    having to munge the DB.

     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2002-04-26

    • milestone: 103342 --> 191917
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jamiemccarthy
     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2003-02-05

    • labels: 310780 -->
    • milestone: 191917 -->
    • priority: 1 --> 3
    • assigned_to: jamiemccarthy --> nobody
     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2003-02-05

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    If I get a patch I'll be happy to take a look :)