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Earlier I can enter just domain name in custom openid filed on login page and that was working.

Now, some client validation was added and I need always enter full http address to login. For example, now I need to enter instead of

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erm... ok? so enter the full http address? – Marc Gravell May 6 '10 at 20:40
16 symbols against 9. Almost two times more. Dumb job can be done computers not humans. – derigel May 6 '10 at 21:20
@derigel: See if you can get your openID provider to lengthen their URL and the ratio will go down :) – Jason Punyon May 6 '10 at 21:29
@jason Overall UI experience is compound from such small issues. Before it was working, I don't ask something new, just revert it back. Just one example - are you always enter full http address of site in your browser? I know the answer ;) – derigel May 6 '10 at 22:08
So, this is now STATUS-REVERTED, yes? – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Feb 11 '14 at 20:01
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Ok, all need to do by myself ;)

I've wrote greasemonkey script that changes type of input field for OpenID identifier from "url" to regular "text". It removes validation for full URL in Google Chrome 5.0 (and other browsers supporting HTML 5). Works on all trilogy sites.

Here is the script

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you know that we changed it from "text" to "url" because of this request here, right? So now we change it back? Make up your minds.. – Jeff Atwood May 14 '10 at 7:24
Type "url" is good and right in theory, but it's annoying in practice. :) I am fine with current state, with greasemonkey script. – derigel May 14 '10 at 7:28
One more thought - OpenID identifier can be not only URL, look at XRI ( – derigel May 14 '10 at 7:30

what? I can enter in this page

then press enter and it works fine, I am prompted for login.

(this also works on the question page itself when not logged in -- tested and confirmed.)

edit: going back to type="text" as type="url" is too rigidly enforced in new browsers, rather than being a simple input aid.

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Ok, I've found the issue. It's working in FF, but not working in latest Google Chrome. And I am pretty sure it's because new HTML 5 attribute, type="url". Better to remove it, since it's description ( "The input element with a type attribute whose value is "url" represents a control for editing an absolute URL given in the element’s value." – derigel May 7 '10 at 10:38
@derigel works fine in current release of Chrome (45376) -- perhaps Chrome 5 beta is buggy? – Jeff Atwood May 7 '10 at 19:25
Yes, I am at Chrome 5.0.375.29. And, in general, it's not buggy - just follows standard, which says that field with type="url" must contains absolute URL. – derigel May 7 '10 at 19:50

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