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0026726mantisbtotherpublic2020-03-10 17:23
ReporterWma Assigned Todregad  
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version2.23.0 
Summary0026726: Question: Is it possible to insert a link in a notice?

Is it possible to insert a link in a Mantis notice that works in a browser?
The file should be downloaded and displayed.

If I insert a link like the screenshot. It do nothing.

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2020-02-19 06:16


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2020-02-19 07:47

reporter   ~0063660

this feature doesn't exist.



2020-02-19 12:02

developer   ~0063664

Not sure I fully understand what you want to do.

Mantis lets you type an URL and will turn it into a hyperlink e.g. (unless corresponding URL Processing feature from MantisCoreFormatting plugin is turned off).
If you want to upload a file, then you can do so by adding an attachment (as you have done here).

What it cannot do is interpret an URL and automatically upload the linked file as an attachment.



2020-02-20 03:53

reporter   ~0063667

I know that I can upload a file (e.g. PDF). I also use the link via http:\xxx to access other URLs. This all works correctly.
So that I don't have to upload the file, or specify a directory, I want to attach a file link from our server.
This would allow another colleague to access the file or directory directly without uploading the file.

Clicking the link will fetch and display the file or open the directory. (As in Outlook via CTRL key).



2020-02-20 06:26

developer   ~0063668

The problem is that the Parsedown library we use to process Markdown, does not hyperlink file:// URIs, only http/https are supported (see

Since modifying the library's code is not something we would do, this is not fixable.

You can try to change the regex in your installation, i.e. update line 1410, like so:

-        if (preg_match('/\bhttps?:[\/]{2}[^\s<]+\b\/*/ui', $Excerpt['context'], $matches, PREG_OFFSET_CAPTURE))
+        if (preg_match('/\b(?:https?|file):[\/]{2}[^\s<]+\b\/*/ui', $Excerpt['context'], $matches, PREG_OFFSET_CAPTURE))

A slightly cleaner, but more complex solution would be to override the inlineUrl() method in the MantisMarkdown class.

Note that these are just suggestions, and is not supported. Do it at your own risk.

If you're not using it, you could also consider disabling Markdown processing (in MantisCoreFormatting plugin options), as the legacy MantisBT code to process URLs does support file://.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-02-19 06:16 Wma New Issue
2020-02-19 06:16 Wma File Added: image.png
2020-02-19 07:47 thE_iNviNciblE Note Added: 0063660
2020-02-19 12:02 dregad Status new => feedback
2020-02-19 12:02 dregad Note Added: 0063664
2020-02-20 03:53 Wma Note Added: 0063667
2020-02-20 03:53 Wma Status feedback => new
2020-02-20 06:26 dregad Assigned To => dregad
2020-02-20 06:26 dregad Status new => resolved
2020-02-20 06:26 dregad Resolution open => won't fix
2020-02-20 06:26 dregad Note Added: 0063668
2020-03-10 17:23 atrol Status resolved => closed