Numbers obscured by the letter x treated as links (onebox)


(Daniela) #1

In our assistance category we have a form where we ask some informations, including the first three numbers of the user network’s IP.
Some users write it all and moderators edit the post by replacing the last IP numbers with x, e.g.

2.235.xxx.xxx
in replace of
2.235.111.222

This happens only if we use x and only from the latest site updates so I do not understand if this behavior is intentional or not.

The problem is that if users click on the link (which does not exist) they are redirected to a new tab with the error “unable to contact the server”

Any idea please?


(Régis Hanol) #2

.xxx is a valid TLD so xxx.xxx is a valid domain name and 2.235.xxx.xxx is also valid :wink:

If you don’t want them to be autolinked, you’ll have to surround them with a backtick

`2.235.xxx.xxx`

(Christoph) #3

I suppose this is because .xxx is a TLD


(Jeff Atwood) #4