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Prevent addition of unnecessarily absolute links to self, via External Link textarea tool

Status
Open
Subject
Prevent addition of unnecessarily absolute links to self, via External Link textarea tool
Version
15.x
18.x
Category
  • Feature request
Feature
Toolbars, Quicktags and Smileys
Resolution status
New
Submitted by
Philippe Cloutier
Lastmod by
Philippe Cloutier
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(0)
Description

Links added in a certain Tiki instance to that same Tiki instance should be wiki links when the target is a wiki page. If not, they should be relative links as much as possible, rather than absolute links. Using relative links eases domain name changes, and facilitates the management of several environments (for example, synchronizing a production environment with a development environment, like nextdev.tiki.org vs dev.tiki.org).

There may be cases where an absolute link is best, but these should be rare. When a user adds an external link to self with an absolute URL - for example "http://tiki.org/Foo" - which starts with one of the Tiki site root's base URL-s - for example "http://tiki.org/" - Tiki should detect the situation and convert to a relative link - for example "/Foo" - unless the user really wants an absolute URL.

One vector through which URL-s are commonly inserted is the External Link tool in the toolbars of parsed text fields. This tool should be modified to detect attempted insertions of absolute links to self and offer the user conversion to relative.

I imagine there should be an administrative preference to control behavior - either automatically convert to a relative link, or prompt users. Should there be more options?
I believe the default should be to prompt users.

Importance
6
Easy to solve?
4
Priority
24
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Version: Create show2.tikiwiki.org instance
Ticket ID
6512
Created
Thursday 28 December, 2017 21:39:35 GMT-0000
LastModif
Thursday 28 December, 2017 21:39:35 GMT-0000

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