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Validate URL not allowing "(" or ")"

Started by on Feb 18, 2006 – Contents updated: Feb 18, 2006

Feb 18, 2006 06:31    

This just came up tonight and I hate to continue to pick on the validate_url function, but someone wanted to link the following wikipedia page ( which is a valid URL ;) )

and the current function says that it's an invalid URL (REGEX doesn't allow the parentheses).

A work-a-round, until the bug is fixed, is to uncomment the url search/replace lines in the BB Code plugin and use


[url=]text you want[/url]
(Work-a-round works in both DAWN and v1.6 alpha versions).

[url=]Original Thread[/url]

Hope this helps.

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