Closed Bug 172071 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
enable URL's within text that do not have an "<a href=...></a>" tag
I often find myself cutting an pasting URL's from the content of a page where the no html encoding has been applied. Often this is in plain text environments or in places where HTML encoding has been disabled (some forums operate in such a fashion). My suggestion would be to add a menu option to open in a new tab/window when right clicking on text which appears to be a URL. I believe Mail/News is currently sensing the nature of a url ref within a plain text document. This would work differently in that it would not be appropriate to change the text to appear as a URL as in Mail/News, however simply give the option open the apparent url to reduce the steps involved in opening a new tab/window and then cutting and pasting the URL over.
>right clicking on text which appears to be a URL. The question is, how does Mozilla know what text is a URL and what isn't. Is "slashdot.org" a URL? What about local files? ->enhancement
Severity: normal → enhancement
Mozilla currently does this in Mail/News. If you create an e-mail with a URL in it and send it without converting it to a link, Mozilla adds the <a href> tag to the content: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.url.com">http://www.url.com</a> it might be possible to use the same alogrithm as what is currently be used in Mail/News.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10080 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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