Re: I DON'T want http:// in paste
2008-07-01 01:30:26 GMT
is there a case where someone is trying to paste a non-web uri and getting it formatted as a web address or is this simply a matter of not wanting visually to see the http? i'm still kinda stuck on the usefulness of web addresses having the prefix.
On Jun 30, 7:04 am, Jono <iconaho...-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> It would be really useful if there was a 'Paste as plain text' action...
I'd suggest that having a "Paste as Web URI" action is the way to go.
I shouldn't have to know that "Paste" is going to alter some things
and not others, and have to go to a special action to get it to NOT
surprise me. "Paste" should paste things without alterations, and
"Paste as Web URI" should do what you'd think "Paste as Web URI" to do
- such as adding the "http://", if it (or an "https://") is not there
As it stands now, I find the automatic addition of the "http://" onto
things that look like domain names to be a tremendous annoyance, even
though I'm sure it was meant as a convenience and implemented with the
best of intentions. I'm 100% with idsky on this one.
(Side micro-rant: The web is not the Internet; there are other kinds
of URIs besides those starting with "http://", and other important
things to do with domain names besides make URIs.)
Fewer surprises = smoother user experience, and that's what QS is all