[Standards] Call for Experience: Advancement of XEP-0071 (XHTML-IM) to Final

Mark Rejhon markybox at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 20:02:50 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Matthew Miller
<linuxwolf at outer-planes.net> wrote:
>> What about URLs that are not in <a/> elements?
> Frankly, "too bad so sad".  The sender really ought to have put them in anchors in the first place.

It seems some XHTML-IM clients seem to URL-ize links that are not
already URL-ized. This goes for discussion forums .... phpBB always
URL-ize links that are not in [url] [/url] ....  There is a lot of
precedent here on automated URL-ization on URL's that the originator
did not bother to URL-ize.

User complaints about non-clickable clicks will force XMPP authors to
URL-ize links not in <a>
Yes, ugly solution, but customer is often king.  :-/

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