CREATIVE COW: Feedback Forum About Us Contact Us Support Articles

Trouble posting URLs

COW Forums : Letters to the COW Team

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Lyn NorstadTrouble posting URLs
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 4:01:08 pm

The COW is "automatically" inserting http where it is not wanted, just because it "sees" a "www" ... whether the "L" key is selected or not.

See how it "breaks" this link (the second 'http://' is a Cow-generated error)

http://www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13278_na/13278_na.pdf'>http://h18000.http://www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13278_na/13278_na.pdf

Thx!

Regards,

Lyn Norstad
Chicagoland, USA

Co-host of CreativeCOW forums:

Matrox Video Systems
Leitch dpsVelocity


Return to posts index

Ron LindeboomRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 5:09:02 pm

It happens because you are not posting the entire URL, Lyn.

Use the complete URL or Linux takes over and "appends" an incomplete URL with the host's appendage, making the assumption that you are calling a local link.

Best,

Ron


Return to posts index

Ron LindeboomRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 5:26:49 pm

I also forgot to mention, Lyn, that in answer to your other question on the Matrox forum regarding TinyURL.com posts, you can use TinyURLs. They just need to be approved as pron sites and spammers use them to hide things that they want to drive people to, so we check each and every TinyURL before it goes live.

It adds an extra step, but you can use them.

It's been that way for years by the way.

Ron


Return to posts index


Lyn NorstadRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 27, 2009 at 8:43:43 pm

Hi Ron -

That is the complete URL, Ron.

As I said, the second "http://" is being added, which of course makes the whole URL corrupt.

Regards,

Lyn Norstad
Chicagoland, USA

Co-host of CreativeCOW forums:

Matrox Video Systems
Leitch dpsVelocity


Return to posts index

Ron LindeboomRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:12:30 pm

I have no idea what to tell you, Lyn. The only time we ever see an error of this nature is when it is Linux trying to complete an incomplete address.

Would you mind emailing me the address in an email so that I can test it and see what is happening?

Thanks,

Ron


Return to posts index

Lyn NorstadRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 28, 2009 at 3:53:49 pm

Hi Ron -

I sent you the URL directly.

You'll notice that it is an unusual configuration, but quickly becoming very common (at least with HP).

Regards,

Lyn Norstad
Chicagoland, USA

Co-host of CreativeCOW forums:

Matrox Video Systems
Leitch dpsVelocity


Return to posts index


Ron LindeboomRe: Trouble posting URLs
by on Nov 28, 2009 at 4:08:59 pm

Unfortunately, it may be becoming common with HP but it does not follow the standards of naming and so my recommendations would be to use a TinyURL.com conversion and post that.

No wonder the Linux core of this site doesn't know what to do with it, what a mess. Damned Microsoft "web standards." I can't imagine a server admin setting something up like that.

But TinyURL looks like it will be getting a lot of new business if these things get very popular.

;o)

If you use TinyURLs in our site, Lyn, they will have to be manually approved as we look at all TinyURLs because porn sites and spammers use them to try to circumvent security and filtering on sites that use them. We do approve them if they are valid, they just need to go through an extra step is all.

Have fun, Lyn.

Ron Lindeboom


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2016 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]