If a message is truncated at the point of a link in a chat message, the ellipsis becomes that link.

Although normally the truncation ellipsis does not become a link, it's a common design pattern that it does become a link to the full message.

I've pinned a message in the Sandbox to demonstrate (permalink).

  • I don't think I understand where you're seeing the bug here. Would you rather have the ellipsis not be a link? Why?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 10:09
  • It's that the ellipsis is a link at all. I would expect the message to be truncated, and the ellipsis then appended. Somehow the message is truncated, and the ellipsis becomes the link.
    – fredley
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 10:13
  • But what's the problem with that?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 10:15
  • @balpha It's unexpected behaviour, and it's misleading.
    – fredley
    Commented Sep 1, 2015 at 10:19

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We don't use the pattern "ellipses in a truncated text is a permalink to the complete content" anywhere as far as I know. In particular the permalink in the "starred list" is always the time stamp.

If you have this message:

Hey check out this cool link

and it's truncated after "this":

Hey check out this…

then you would expect the ellipsis to be part of the link. I don't see why that should be different if the truncation happens right at the start of the link. The ellipsis being linked in that case tell me "what follows in the untruncated message is a link".

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