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Lee, I'm Seeing Broken Links In Our Posts...

by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 9, 2005 6:23 AM PST

Within the response itself, if a link is posted, it frequently is broken and text within the link is separated so the link doesn't work. It appears to be happening when the link is long. Below are a couple of links to threads where I see the problem. In fact, if I'm right, the links below won't work either. You'll need to copy the text to a browser address bar, then eliminate unnecessary spaces in the text of the link:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=63337&messageID=751431

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6121-0.html?forumID=45&threadID=63348&messageID=751482

I just noticed it today and it happens in both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers. It looks like a forum software issue.

Grif

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I noticed this a little while
by roddy32 / February 9, 2005 6:37 AM PST

ago myself which is why I came to Forum Feedback to see if anyone else was have an issue. There was a brief period of time a little while ago when the forums totally disappeared and when they reappeared is when I noticed the problem. There were links in the the forum that worked fine earlier and now I have to do just as you explained Grif.Strange for sure. I tried posting a link to a news article a few minutes ago and regardless of what I did, it was posting with that space in it so I did not post the article. Short links work fine.

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(NT) (NT) Yep, same here on Firefox...not using IE at moment:-)
by John Robie / February 9, 2005 7:18 AM PST
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Forum software is inserting a space after 54 characters
by C1ay / February 9, 2005 8:27 AM PST

I even had problems using linked text. I finally used tinyurl to get a link posted in Speakeasy to get around it for now.

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(NT) (NT) Got it-- reporting the two issues. Thanks!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 9, 2005 8:35 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) All links, even in old posts seem to be broken
by C1ay / February 9, 2005 9:39 AM PST
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This has been correct. The system should allow 150 character
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 9, 2005 1:44 PM PST

now.

Sorry about the inconvenience.

Thanks for reporting it guys!
-Lee

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Broken Links
by Stan Chambers / February 13, 2005 12:00 PM PST

Lee, this happened again just yesterday, 02/12/05, on a quite long MS link.

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