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Characters in links (4 posts)

  1. Axel Berger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When inserting a link to a media file, e.g. an MP3, extended characters in the file name are not escaped or converted to entities. While not strictly making the code non-valid, I still consider this bug.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What sort of characters are you having problems with?

  3. Axel Berger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In this case a German umlaut: "ΓΌ". In the href-String this should become "%25FC", I think.
    I'm used to writing raw HTML myself and only set up the blog for my daughter. I hate having to click icons and letting software I don't control do things for me.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As I understand it, within a link, the umlaut should be encoded to & #252; (minus the space between the & and the #)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/entities.html

    If that's not happening, you could post it in Trac as a bug but I know (from fairly limited experience) that trying to catch and encode characters is a major headache. As trying to post such a character here proves...

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