Should linking to other topics cause the browser window to refresh?

(James Cook) #1

Title says it all.

I was expecting clicking an internal link to load in the same way as everything else, but my browser is refreshed as if visiting an external link.


It’s because I used the full path (Discourse Meta) rather than the relative path. However, this is how the majority of non-technical people will use links on Discourse, so my question remains.

As a side note, the full path uses one box giving a nicely formatted preview, whereas the relative path provides just the link text. What am I doing wrong?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

I have no idea what you are talking about here? Can you post a link in a reply to demonstrate?

(James Cook) #3

By clicking the first link, it refreshes the entire window, instead of just loading the topic using Ember.

Using the second link, it loads the topic dynamically instead of refreshing the entire page. Is there a reason why we can’t have a preview of a topic and load it like the second link?

(Jeff Atwood) #4

It is a subtle distinction, but let’s ask @eviltrout.

(Robin Ward) #5

Nice catch. It was a https uses that I’ve fixed here:

(Robin Ward) #6