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Posted by blue_beetle at 10:11 AM on September 25, 2009

How does HuffPo append URLs to copied text?
September 25, 2009 10:05 AM
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.

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:

The "Read more at:..." portion never appeared on the page.

Repro steps:
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.
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