I've noticed that links that are incorrectly written seem to lead back to the thread rather than to the (usually easily guessable) URL. Is it possible to modify the behavior to enable the links to (usually) point to the right place?
posted by Betelgeuse to Bugs at 7:51 PM (2 comments total)
I was just reading an Ask MeFi thread today
in which someone had attempted to provide a link
to a possible solution. This was marked as the best answer, but when I click on the link, it just links me back into the thread. This is because "http://ask.metafilter.com/220524/" has been prepended onto the ("www.amazon.com") link.
This took me back to my comic attempts in this thread
to get my link right
I'm not sure, but I suspect
that this is triggered by leaving off the "http://" when one provides a link. If this is the case, wouldn't it be better to assume that the poster means "http://" rather than "http://ask.metafilter.com/220524/"? Or is this some quirk of Firefox that no one else sees?
Carefully previewed to make sure that I didn't screw up any links.