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How does one enter URLs with a title in a forum post?
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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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How does one enter URLs with a title in a forum post?

I find that sometime if I use the (url=address)title(/url) syntax (where the parenteses actually represent square brackets) it works, and sometimes it doesn't especially if the url i wanted to link to has spaces in it.

I tried to search the FAQs and even the forums, but have not found any clear explanation.



[Edited at 2006-08-15 23:08]


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Vito Smolej
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an answer to a different question, but Aug 15, 2006

it may work...
How does one enter URLs with a title in a forum post?

what about using tinyURL? Then the probability of some strange character kicking in is much lower.


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Let's try it Aug 15, 2006

Vito Smolej wrote:

what about using tinyURL? Then the probability of some strange character kicking in is much lower.


Let's se if this link now works.

Yes: seems to be working OK, while a long url to the same place apparently does not work.

Vito: thank you very much for the useful suggestion.

Site staff: any suggestion? Is this a bug?

[Edited at 2006-08-15 23:27]


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Percy Balemans  Identity Verified
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Spaces Aug 15, 2006

URLs aren't really supposed to contain spaces. Try replacing each space with %20, the "URL code" for a space, that might solve the problem.

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%20 Aug 15, 2006

Actually, I think that the problem is created by the %20: if you click on the link above (the one that does not work properly), you'll get to a blogger "site not found" page, but the url contains the correct address, only with the spaces not resolved correctly (showing instead "%20").

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Percy Balemans  Identity Verified
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Is the space correct? Aug 16, 2006

Riccardo Schiaffino wrote:

Actually, I think that the problem is created by the %20: if you click on the link above (the one that does not work properly), you'll get to a blogger "site not found" page, but the url contains the correct address, only with the spaces not resolved correctly (showing instead "%20").


When I copy the URL and remove the %20 (and thus the space), the link does work for me. Are you sure it's supposed to contain a space? When I click on the tinyURL link, the URL shown in the address bar doesn't contain a space either.


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Aug 16, 2006



[Edited at 2006-08-16 00:14]


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You are right, but the space is created by the ProZ "Topic Body" box Aug 16, 2006

Percy Balemans wrote:

When I copy the URL and remove the %20 (and thus the space), the link does work for me. Are you sure it's supposed to contain a space? When I click on the tinyURL link, the URL shown in the address bar doesn't contain a space either.


you are correct that there is no space in the original url: apparently it is an artifact of the wrap function of the "Topic body" box in ProZ: The text get wrapped at the dash in the Url, and apparently a spurious space gets added.


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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HTML Aug 16, 2006

This is a test using HTML syntax:
link

This works. The syntax is:
<a href="the full URL">the title</a>


[Edited at 2006-08-16 06:52]


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Let me try Aug 16, 2006

Hynek Palatin wrote:

This is a test using HTML syntax:
link



Let me try, since in the past this didn't work for me:

test

It works, but at this point I'm really puzzled, since in the past I tried to just use regular html syntax, with strange results (it usually seemed to link back to the post).

Thanks to everybody for the suggestions!

[Edited at 2006-08-16 14:41]


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