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Topic: Forum software breaks urls with ) at the end (Read 418 times) previous topic - next topic
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Forum software breaks urls with ) at the end

A couple of examples...

https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:File_Operations_(foo_fileops)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra_(JScript_engine)

The ) is not highlighted and truncated from the clickable link.

Re: Forum software breaks urls with ) at the end

Reply #1
The title is a bit misleading. Only the automatic url enablement feature when user is too lazy to mark the url as an url gets tricked by parenthesis.

Re: Forum software breaks urls with ) at the end

Reply #2
The title is a bit misleading. Only the automatic url enablement feature when user is too lazy to mark the url as an url gets tricked by parenthesis.
Sure, here's the example where automatic url enablement feature doesn't work well, you have to do it manually like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra_(JScript_engine)
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:File_Operations_(foo_fileops)

which looks very similar but it leads to a correct page, which is done by using this:
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[url=something]*insert text here*[/url]

 

Re: Forum software breaks urls with ) at the end

Reply #3
"percent-encoding" the closing parenthesis makes clickable:  https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:File_Operations_(foo_fileops%29

Not gonna happen of course, unless there is some setting/extension in browser or in forum software, that does the translation to percent-encoding for us?