[ic] area tag broken for full URLs

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Thu Feb 9 21:49:17 UTC 2017

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017, Peter wrote:

> I'm gonna disagree here.  I've done my homework (as you can see above) 
> and changing that third arg to $r will not affect any usage where the 
> href is not a full URL since $r will be undef in that case anyways and 
> hence be the same as explicitly passing undef as is done now.
> The only reason I'm asking is because the current behavior is if you 
> pass a full URL with a form attribute, then the protocol://domain 
> portion will be stripped out and replaced by VendUrl.  I highly doubt 
> anyone is relying on this behaviour, but if you are then speak up now 
> because you're relying on a bug and it should be changed.

I don't recall ever seeing anyone use [area] with a full URL, and your 
analysis sounds reasonable. +1 from me for fixing the bug as you 


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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