#2453 Protocol showing up in link domain

Comments (601)
Kent Vogel

The sig in the comment #5949545 has a link with a link
domain showing up as [http]. The URL is


which is a well-formed URL (though there's nothing there).

I presume the poster typed it in some less well formed
way that slashcode doesn't handle right.


  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-05-14
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jamiemccarthy
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-15

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    The link in question is the user's homepage, which is in the
    comment header... which doesn't show a link domain. What am
    I missing here?

    Text of the comment as it currently appears, for reference:

    Two flame wars in one! (Score:5, Funny)
    by evronm (530821) <evronm@dtci n c . net> on Tuesday May
    13, @06:13PM (#5949545)

    Anyone else noticed how, in the middles of the "my language
    is better than your language" flame war this guy was
    starting, he managed to slip in an editor flamewar by
    linking to vim?

    Truly brilliant!

  • Kent Vogel

    Kent Vogel - 2003-05-15

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    The link in the comment header is fine. There is a link in
    the signature which is:


    (it may or may not show up, depending on you preferences)

    Browsers (at least Phoenix and IE) interpret this
    (malformed) link as a relative URL on the slashdot server.
    If the user clicks on it, they go to


    But the link domain is displayed as [http]

  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-16
    • priority: 5 --> 9
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-16
    • assigned_to: jamiemccarthy --> cmdrtaco
    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-16

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    Done, thanks for the report.

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-05-18
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2003-05-19

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    Jamie, FWIW, not all browsers will treat "http:foo.com" as
    "http://foo.com". For once, MSIE is the one browser I have
    that does the Right Thing by not doing what the others do. :-)


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