How does HuffPo append URLs to copied text?
September 25, 2009 10:05 AM Subscribe
I noticed today that text copied from articles on The Huffington Post appends the article URL when pasted and I'm wondering how it's done.
posted by eyeballkid to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's an example of copying and pasting text from the current front page story of the G20 meeting:
The three leaders, in their dramatic joint statement that overshadowed the G-20 economic summit here, hoped the disclosure would increase pressure on the global community to impose new sanctions on Iran if it refuses to stop its nuclear program.
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/25/obama-iran-has-secret-nuc_n_299556.html
The "Read more at:..." portion never appeared on the page.
1) Copy any random paragraph from a HuffPo story.
2) Paste elsewhere.
I'm using FireFox 3.5.3 on Windows 7. I don't see this behavior when copying from other sites.