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Internal non-file links with class 'instructure_file_link' showing download button Part 2

Internal non-file links with class 'instructure_file_link' showing download button Part 2

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This change is noted in  Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-04-14) - Canvas Community

Known issues indicate notable behaviors that has been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution.

This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.

We are still seeing this for three types of links. Mailto links, pages with the word files in the title and links to files with the folder path.

Expected Behavior

Instead it should not show the download button on these types of url.


Remove the necessary class="instructure_file_link

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Create a page in a course

  2. Upload a file to the course

  3. Create a hyperlink on the page using the folder path url from files

  4. Create a mailto link with the class in the <a> tag as well

  5. Save page and see download icons


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