URL's - with or without protocol?
This is a general inconsistency issue throughout the backend.
Two examples when adding domain records
The "Domain" must not contain "http://" whereas the "Redirect to" record must have "http://". Leaving it in, or leaving it out in the wrong place, yields an error - and there's no help or label text that explains what I should do.
A third variant of entering URLs, is when creating a Page as an "External" URL. There I get a drop down box, where I select the protocol, but I will more than likely have the URL I wish to use in my clipboard, and I will then paste that complete URL into "URL" - and that will also give me erroneous behavior - most likely because of doubled http://http://mydomain.com
A fourth variant of the inconsistency is when adding a link to text (with RTE). Here the protocol is prewritten for me:
#8 Updated by Benni Mack over 2 years ago
- Status changed from Accepted to Closed
we're going with "always stick to the protocol". We resolved the External URL dropdown, we also have the protocol as a must-have, and we are going to kick out sys_domain in v10 (which will be the final straw).
Mainly due to consistency in APIs and UX, but also to have full transparency of any new protocols, ports etc.