Opened on 07/14/2017 at 12:53:07 PM

Last modified on 09/17/2019 at 12:27:03 PM

#5418 new change

Add "http" to links starting with "www."

Reported by: juliandoucette Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone: Websites editing service
Module: Sitescripts Keywords:
Cc: ferris, kvas, jsonesen, ire Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
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We are currently localizing links beginning with www. e.g. <a href=""> to <a href="http://localhost:5000/en/ And I think that www. is enough of a hint that we are trying to link to an external website.

What to change

Convert links beginning with www. to http://www..

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comment:1 Changed on 07/14/2017 at 12:54:32 PM by juliandoucette

Of course, I acknowledge that www is usually (but not always) unnecessary and we should always include http(s)://. But we also want to lower the bar for non-developers to publish content on our websites. And I think this is a good example of doing that.

comment:2 Changed on 07/15/2017 at 08:41:20 AM by kvas

How are we going to choose between http and https?

comment:3 Changed on 07/15/2017 at 11:55:29 AM by juliandoucette

How are we going to choose between http and https?

Good question.

  1. On the one hand, http is the only safe option given no more information.
  1. On the other hand [we prefer https, we want to encourage https, https has become so common].
  1. Or we could change the warning into an error (we know that this will not cause errors in our existing websites because we have been paying attention to the warnings).

(I think 1 & 3 are the most fool-proof solutions... I trust your judgement.)

Last edited on 07/18/2017 at 12:12:27 PM by juliandoucette

comment:4 Changed on 09/05/2017 at 10:24:24 AM by juliandoucette

Afterthought: Make (http | https) configurable via settings.ini and CLI.

comment:5 Changed on 09/05/2017 at 12:17:18 PM by juliandoucette

  • Milestone set to Websites editing service

comment:6 follow-up: Changed on 02/21/2018 at 05:01:40 PM by juliandoucette

(I could implement this myself if you implemented #5653)

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed on 02/22/2018 at 09:52:03 AM by kvas

Replying to juliandoucette:

(I could implement this myself if you implemented #5653)

This sounds like a good idea.

comment:8 Changed on 09/17/2019 at 12:27:03 PM by kvas

Dear stakeholders of this ticket,

I'm cleaning up Sitescripts tickets in Trac due to its phase out. This is one of the tickets that I could not myself close or move, so I need your input on it.

Please let me know if this ticket is still relevant for you and we can then discuss where it should be moved. If you think that this ticket is no longer relevant, you can write a comment explaining this or just ignore this message.

If I see now comments in the ticket on October 14, I will close it as rejected.

Best regards,

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