In trying to get an internal Discourse instance up and running at work, I’ve noticed that a number of people are using the link button to enter network file share links.
What you end up with is code that looks like this (when clicking the edit button):
Network path: [\\some_drive\some_path\some_file.xls] : http://%5C%5Csome_drive%5Csome_path%5Csome_file.xls
It renders like this:
Yes, the button does say “Insert Hyperlink” and has
http:// as an example, but people don’t seem to understand that and don’t understand why the links don’t work. Over the past week, I’ve seen 1/2 dozen people independently repeat this.
While it’s not a bug, I thought that you might want to know. Perhaps a plugin could handle this?