I'm using FireFox and it never displays the
http:// prefix. I had copied and pasted the URL of a webpage, I was going to link to in a comment, and was confused when it didn't work. It turns out when adding a link to the comments the link needs to begin with http://. Can this be automatically added if no protocol is specified?
For example one must enter in a comment
Try searching [here](http://www.example.com).
Try searching [here](example.com).
Alternatively a message could be displayed reminding that no protocol was given. Yes, assuming
http:// would break
https:// but if the user didn't specify
https:// it would be broken anyways (so this concern doesn't really make sense to me?). The problem is it's not apparent why a link isn't working since
http:// isn't usually required. This would also help when people manually type things in, for example
yahoo.com instead of
I'm still wondering why people think this is a bad idea?