Issue 52035 - Lone URL pasted directly into a cell is not recognized as a URL
Summary: Lone URL pasted directly into a cell is not recognized as a URL
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-07-15 14:06 UTC by edgimar
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description edgimar 2005-07-15 14:06:06 UTC
When you type a URL into a cell, it is recognized as such, and turned into a URL object which is clickable.  However, when you copy and paste a URL from somewhere else, and press enter to submit the info to the cell, it is not recognized and converted into a link.  If, however after pasting into a cell, I edit the cell, and add a space at the end of the URL, it is then recognized and converted to a link.

The expected behavior is that pasting a URL into a cell should instantly be recognized as such and converted into a link.  (this also goes for OO Writer - when URLs are pasted, they should be recognized as such)
Comment 1 frank 2005-07-15 14:28:29 UTC

it's not a defect but an enhancement request. As such I reassign it to the
requirements team for further evaluation.

IMHO this should be set to wontfix, as a lot of people expect this as it is now.

Comment 2 edgimar 2005-07-15 14:30:47 UTC
Also, I didn't mention it, but this problem only occurs when pasting a URL with
no trailing whitespace.  (it still happens if preceeded by whitespace)
Comment 3 edgimar 2005-07-15 15:03:51 UTC
Regarding whether or not it is a defect, it doesn't so much matter to me what
you call it. What is important is that it get looked at.  I consider it a
defect because it exibits inconsistent behavior -- any time a URL is inputted 
it should consistently be parsed as a URL (or consistently not parsed if this 
feature is turned off).  Or maybe when it is typed is the only time it should
be parsed, and when pasted, never parsed?  In any case, the behavior should be
*consistent*.  As it is, one kind of pasted text is parsed, another kind is not

Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:52:43 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
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