Justin - Link not truncating

March 21, 2015 at 10:41:29
Specs: W2000, N/A
Hi Justin, please see #9 here:-

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Unlike my link here, the link on that post is not truncated, plus it appears as normal text, and thus cannot be clicked on like a regular link. This happens when providing a longish link is attempted.

An unrelated (odd) observation. When entering one's system specs, any upper case characters in make or model, are changed such that they appear as lower case.

Thanks - Mike

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#1
March 21, 2015 at 14:28:08
Hi Mike

While you are waiting I think there is a link length limit on here.

Try putting it in here then pasting the shortened link it gives you:
http://tinyurl.com/

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 21, 2015 at 17:11:11
Hi Mike,

Derek is correct. To prevent potential malicious users from crafting bad links, there is a link limit. Any links that are beyond that will just be left as normal text. The limit is quite high, but, unfortunately, your link is really long! You could leave it as is so the user just copies and pastes or use tinyurl as Derek suggests.

Thanks,
Justin


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March 22, 2015 at 16:50:56
Hi Justin and Derek, actually the link is not mine, I just noticed it was not being truncated. Have experienced before that links from Google Images can be excessively long.

Any thoughts on the upper/lower case observation.

Regards - Mike


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#4
March 23, 2015 at 17:18:28
Hi Mike,

Sorry, I didn't notice that second part. Where do you see them being changed? I see them as uppercase in your initial thread here.

Thanks!
Justin


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#5
March 28, 2015 at 13:04:16
Hi Justin, please see my new thread in the lounge, which I posted as a test.

Suggest delete it afterwards.

e.g. against model, I enter ErgoPro X, then what appears (in my system details) is:-

Ergopro x.

Think this is not causing a problem and not really worth spending any time curing.

Regards - Mike

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#6
March 28, 2015 at 22:12:38
Hi Mike,

I understand what you mean now. Basically, Computing.Net uses a database of items for the products. That database could be in various cases. If you enter something that doesn't match what is pre-exiting, but does match it in a case-insensitve way, it'll adjust your entry to match. Otherwise, it would create multiple entries for the same product, just with different case. Unfortunately, I don't control what currently exists in the database, but I am aware it isn't always perfect in terms of what would be the ideal capitalization method. Overall though, it is much better this way as it keeps the posts better organized.

Thanks!
Justin


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