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Old 06-19-2006, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Email with Link is not recognized unless it starts with http

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We have several emails that include links, but the blackberry does not recognize them as links unless they start with http. Is there anything that we can do about that?

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No, because http:// defines the protocol, and that's the trigger for the BB. If it doesn't have http:// then it's not really a browser link because it could be an address for anything. It could be ftp:// or ntp:// or any number of things that would be handled by applications other than a web browser. If you have an app that's sending out emails without http:// on the web links, then someone needs a little lesson in basic network protocols. It's a little like giving a phone number without an area code -- for most of us, a 7-digit phone number means nothing, we need 10 digits. You could assume the area code is your present one, but that might be wrong and the assumption might result in you calling the wrong person. In the same way, the BlackBerry could theoretically be coded to assume http:// when it sees a "www.", but that won't always be the case. It's the correct practice to actually put http:// in your links when you mean http://.
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