inserting website links into a document

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philjaq
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Platform: Linux

Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:46 pm Post

I've been trying to produce a well-formed hyperlink in a document without success. The destination url I want to be reachable by clicking on a bit of text is of the form : extensions.website.org

Using Edit > link I can put this text into the dialogue box and select the radio button for 'Web' which adds the prefix http://

Clicking on this link in my document just produces an error message "Unable to detect the URI-scheme of "extensions.website.org". To get rid of that error message, I have to add 'www' to make my link 'www.extensions.website.org' but then the server cannot be found. That is not a scrivener problem but a server issue at website.org so I really need to present the link without the 'www'

If I deselect 'web' and retry using 'No prefix' and typing in 'http://extensions.website.org' then scrivener immediately converts this back to 'web' with 'extensions.website.org' (as revisiting Edit > link shows).

Another link which browsers confirm does work with the www added into the link :
www.anothersite.com/documents with 'web' selected fails to open the site with this error message :

'cant find the server at http%3a%2f%2fwww.anothersite.com%2fdocumentation%2f '

The different browsers I've tried cannot decode the %3a, %2f that Scrivener puts in to replace ':' and '/'

I haven't found any way to tune scrivener to my way of thinking. Has anyone cracked this issue with Scrivener in linux ?

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philjaq
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:07 pm
Platform: Linux

Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:31 pm Post

Well, it's been some months and no-one's come up with a suggestion for this problem. But I do have some news.

This week I bought the latest Windows version of scrivener 1.9.7.0 and installed it on mu UbuntuStudio 16.04 LTS box using Wine wine-2.0-rc6 (Staging). The problem about web links does not exist in the Windows version. It behaves as I would have expected.

Just to be sure, I've tried again in the linux beta version and the problem still exists there - in other words, it wasn't just a matter of rebooting my machine.