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#1 2019-07-21 08:14:12

zetafunc
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[url] tags have stopped working

The [ url ] tags no longer function properly: instead of turning a word into a link, it makes the word disappear completely. For example, see this post: http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=24999

I have entered this:

Hi,

You might find this link useful: [url=https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials-multiplying.html]https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials-multiplying.html[/url]

But the output has been this:

Hi,

You might find this link useful:

Can we fix this? Any links appearing in any other post have also retroactively disappeared (take a look at this thread, for example: http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=22506 ).

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#2 2019-07-21 10:00:03

MathsIsFun
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Re: [url] tags have stopped working

Will have a look


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#3 2019-07-21 19:35:04

bob bundy
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Re: [url] tags have stopped working

Eeek!  Seems to be worse than that.  I've checked out a few of my posts and not only have the urls gone but also the imgur links to images.

Bob


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes, just to test you!  …………….Bob Bundy smile

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#4 2019-07-23 15:02:27

MathsIsFun
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Re: [url] tags have stopped working

A function that used to work in PHP called 'create_function()' has been removed as it is a potential security risk. The forum uses that function to handle url tags and image tags.

I have found a work-around for the url tags, which seem to be working now. Yay.

Next I need to find a way to handle the image tags.

Life in a changing world.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#5 2019-07-23 19:17:08

bob bundy
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Re: [url] tags have stopped working

hi MathsIsFun

I've checked again and I'm seeing images again now.  Thanks.

Bob


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes, just to test you!  …………….Bob Bundy smile

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#6 2019-07-24 06:48:39

zetafunc
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Re: [url] tags have stopped working

Thanks MathsIsFun, all is good now.

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