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RadEditor adding domain to relative url

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  1. Kelly
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    04 Oct 2007
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    I'm having a recent issue with the RadEditor. It is adding the current domain to my images relative domain when saved.  For example, I am inserting something like /images/birthday.jpg. I save (I'm done) and when I review what was saved, it has been converted to a full url path like http://<dev_domain>/images/birthday.jpg. It appends the http://<dev_domain> to the relative path. I couldn't find any documentation about this. Is it a config setting?
  2. Rumen
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    05 Oct 2007
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    Hi Kelly,

    By default, Internet Explorer converts all relative links to absolute on the client. This behavior is due to the DOM engine of the Internet Explorer which “fills” the paths (href or src) for the objects in an editing area.

    To fix this problem RadEditor provides a link stripping mechanism based on regular expressions that strips absolute paths in Internet Explorer and fixes the problem. When the StripAbsoluteImagesPaths and ImagesPathToStrip are set to true (their default value is true) then the editor strips all domain names in the absolute images and links paths and makes them relative. That's why my suggestion is to set both properties to true and test your image paths again.

    You can read the following KB article for more information on the topic: Stripping image and anchor paths in RadEditor v5.x - v7.x.

    Best regards,
    Rumen
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  3. Richard Baugh
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    22 Jan 2008
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    I am experiencing this same thing but mine has a little twist to it. I have some content in a shared editor that was added to a template. The problem is that the first two instances of a url, whether it is an href or a scr is getting converted from a realtive url into an absolute url. I have the config file setup with "StripAbsoluteImagesPaths" and
    "StripAbsoluteImagesPaths" set to true. I have also added in the urls in the AnchorPathToStrip and ImagesPathToStrip. The editor seems to save these correctly and when viewing the template by clicking on the preview button everything is fine. But when I view a page on the site, the first two url instances get converted.

    We noticed this on a site that had an SSL certificate installed. The content has an image with an anchor tag wrapped around it. So the href of the anchor and the scr of the image are getting converted from a relative path to an absolute path. This wouldn't be a problem if the image's src property wasn't getting converted. For a quick fix, I added two empty anchor tags with the href set to "/" so that these get converted and not the anchor or image.

    This issue is a problem in IE and Firefox.
  4. Vassil Daskalov
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    25 Jan 2008
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    Hello Richard Baugh,

    Actually, it seems that this behavior is caused by the dynamic link parser. We have just found an inconsistency when using relative paths. The bug has already been fixed and is waiting for the upcoming release.

    Our recommendation is not to use the relative paths as they are quite tricky. They are most likely to break when you move a control from one page to another. If you are using absolute paths (starting with "/") they would always resolve the URL from the application root. Thus it would always search images and other resources in one place.

    Anyway, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused because of this bug and thanks for pointing it out. Your Telerik account has been updated.

    Sincerely yours,
    Vassil Daskalov
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