tel: links return 'Missing or Malformed Link message #2135

cshenry13 opened this Issue Aug 25, 2016 · 2 comments


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Technical details

  • YOURLS version: 1.7.1
  • PHP version: 5.4.45
  • MySQL version: 5.5.48-37.8
  • Using the Google Analytics plugin, allow hyphens plugin, and QR code shortcode plugins

Reproducible Bug Summary

  1. Tried using 'tel://' and 'tel:' but both flash the warning about 'Missing or malformed link'

This is a bug because according to, it might have been working in 2013.

If this is NOT part of the scope of YOURLS, I apologize for posting here, but my understanding was it would work.

@ozh ozh added a commit that closed this issue Aug 25, 2016
@ozh ozh Whitelist tel: protocol
Fixes #2135
@ozh ozh closed this in bb4a764 Aug 25, 2016
ozh commented Aug 25, 2016

It should have worked, indeed. For some reason I forgot this protocol in the list of allowed stuff from the box. I've just pushed a change to fix it, available in current

If for some reason you don't want to update to latest master, you can also make a very simple plugin like this one:


Thank you, that was perfect.

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