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05/01/2014 at 5:30 pm #289891
I have a situation wherein I am getting slashes inserted into my hyperlinks. so i enter a href=”http://example.com”>Watch this. It then turns into a href=\\http://example.com\\”>Watch this. I have researched this and it is old PHP that was supposedly deprecated in PHP 5.3. I am curious if this has been deprecated from Connections Directory. It only happens in the Connections database. We can use the escape slash routine, but I would rather find out if this is an ongoing issue. I had to recently reinstall the directory and this problem reoccurred (it had happened before and we had corrected the problem with escape\ sequence. Let me know the best way to sort this out. Thanks.
05/01/2014 at 5:43 pm #289896
- This topic was modified 8 years, 2 months ago by Tim Roberts.
Hi again. Thought I would provide you some perspective. Here is a link that sort of explains the problem I am having. It has to do with quotation marks. They are being stripped in connections with slashes inserted in their stead. Here you go:
Tim05/01/2014 at 5:44 pm #289897
BTW – This is only happening in the Connections plugin on my site. I have several others and do not experience the problem. It is an old bug in PHP and apparently is common.
Tim05/01/2014 at 6:11 pm #289902
Quick question … where are you inserting hyperlinks where this becomes an issue? That’ll help me narrow where to look. Screen captures of before and after inserting would be handy too as well as one of your fix. I use WP functions for sanitation so I’m not exactly sure why you would be experiencing this.
I’m prepping another minor bug fix for release, I can hold hold off and get this addressed too.05/01/2014 at 6:17 pm #289908This reply has been marked as private.05/01/2014 at 6:22 pm #289910
Stupid question, maybe… what’s the login URL?
Yes, private replies are for my eyes only.05/01/2014 at 6:23 pm #289911This reply has been marked as private.05/01/2014 at 6:30 pm #289912
Ok, I see it is happening in the notes and bio fields… let me see if I can duplicate the issue…
btw… how’d you add those custom fields?05/01/2014 at 6:31 pm #289913
right in the database. it’s not difficult. my developer did it.05/01/2014 at 6:36 pm #289914
Yeah, I see, be very careful not to click that update link for Connections otherwise bad things happen. If interest, Connections > 0.8 now supports custom fields…
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