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Character problems in parsed links

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by El Presidente, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. El Presidente

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    I like the way this forum handles links, if I paste a url and the target page has been titled properly, rather than displaying the url, the title of the page is displayed. For example -

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ is displayed as BBC - Homepage.

    However, when certain characters are put into the title of the page, it throws that all to pot. For example -

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13626587 should be displayed as Quantum mechanics rule 'bent' in classic experiment

    However, because of the ' prefixing and suffixing bent, it is instead displayed as: BBC News - Quantum mechanics rule 'bent' in classic experiment.

    I suspect ' is the html code for ' ?

    I could probably get more examples if need be, as ' doesn't seem to be the only character that causes issues.

    Is there any easy fix for this? It's not a major issue, but it does make things look nice and tidy. I know it can be avoided by manually typing in the page title, and using the url tags, but that just means more typing.
     

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  2. Phases

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    Thanks for the report, will add to dev list.
     
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  3. El Presidente

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    Thank you, much appreciated.
     
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Why, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE... brats!
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    When you said "character problem" I initially thought you were commenting on a general poor behavior problem with forum people. :p
     

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