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Would like to clarify a few spec details for automatic link detection

Ian Wark (79713553) | asked Apr 03 '14, 12:00 a.m.
We we would like to clarify a few things:

1. Is it just the Description and Discussion attributes which support automatic link detection? Or are there other attributes?

2. If you add a custom Large HTML attribute under Types and Attributes and then add this under Editor Presentations you do not get any link detection in Web UI. Even if you add a link by using the Insert Work Item Link option in the pop up prompt in Web UI you do not get Mentions links added on Save. We copied how existing Description attributes were defined, and selected "Description" for Kind in the Edit Presentation window. We are using the Formal Project Management process template and Issue work item type. Is there a limitation that means custom attributes do not have link detection? (Note we have Japanese locale for project area.)

3. What is the difference between the "Description" and "HTML" options that you can select for Kind in the Editor Presentation for the attribute in 2 above? We can't find this documented anywhere.

Which option should we select?

Note: For the above, we looked at the below but could not find answers:

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Lily Wang (4.9k714) | answered Apr 06 '14, 11:30 p.m.
Hi Ian,
Your 1st and 2nd questions are answered here:

Ian Wark selected this answer as the correct answer

Ian Wark commented Apr 07 '14, 12:52 a.m.

Thank you. That does answer our 1st and 2nd questions. We just need an answer for question 3 now.

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