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Pastes for urls translated to html character entities

Pasting of an url, eg. <http://www.somedomain.com>
as a link is translated on paste to

<a href="&lt;http://www.somedomain.com&gt;">&lt;http://www.somedomain.com&gt;</a>

I think I remember reading of this someplace, but at the moment can't recall.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Pastes for urls translated to html character entities

Version 2.4 added a Substitutions feature, where it'd use HTML entities. If there's a situation where it doesn't do the right thing, I'd like to fix it. Your example might have been mangled by the forum site; can you please attach a screenshot showing the issue to your original post?

In the meantime, you can disable the Substitutions preferences if you wish (after taking the screenshot).

Re: Pastes for urls translated to html character entities

:)

Interesting, between leaving the comment/query, and your FAST response David, I went in and looked over the preferences again, to include taking a look at the "Sustitutions" tab.

It's now working as expected, although I did nothing other than "look" at the tab. Perhaps it's something of a missing 'blessing' involved.

I'll keep an eye on it after next reboot, and see if it presents again, and if its 'fixed' in the same manner.

Thanks again for a Mac "must-have" program, as well as your beyond-speedy reply.

Michael

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Pastes for urls translated to html character entities

I'm glad it's working now. I wonder, did you literally paste <http://www.somedomain.com>, including the angle brackets? BlogAssist would be correct in converting those to HTML entities. You should paste the URL without the angle brackets to avoid that.