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Hyperlinks not working Answered

I'm having an issue with turning text into hyperlinks in comments.

For instance, when I replied to Purple_Matter here:


I included two hyperlinks in my comment.  They worked when I used the "test" function, but do not work now.

The tools for adding hyperlinks in topics like this are different, and they are working just fine.  It's the hyperlinks in comments that are causing trouble.


The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.

6 years ago

I noticed that linking behaviour had changed in comments as well. I'm using Safari 7.2 (MacOSX 10.9). If I copy and paste the URL directly (e.g., from the address bar), then it stays as plain text when I post the comment.

On the other hand, if I have a link already in place somewhere, and I use Safari's "Copy Link" option (control-click, choose "Copy Link" from pop-up menu), then the words of the link get pasted into the comment, but remain an active, and correct, hyperlink.