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Invalid URLs can be added as external links using the link inspector
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When adding an external link using the link inspector, you are allowed to paste anything and a link gets generated.
We may need to:

  • Validate that the text is a valid URL.
  • Provide some extent of flexible input: adding "http://" at the beginning, encoding invalid characters such as space, etc.

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Amire80 triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 23 2015, 5:58 PM
Amire80 moved this task from Needs Triage to CX6 on the ContentTranslation board.Jul 28 2015, 6:47 PM
Amire80 moved this task from CX6 to CX7 on the ContentTranslation board.Oct 7 2015, 9:37 AM
Arrbee moved this task from Bugs to Enhancements on the ContentTranslation board.Jun 22 2018, 1:40 PM
Arrbee closed this task as Resolved.Jun 10 2019, 2:49 PM
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