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FIXED: Link capsule title from "test Link" for title w/ '

  1. BlossomSB profile image90
    BlossomSBposted 3 years ago

    If I add a link at the bottom of a hub and the title has an apostrophe 's', it comes out like this:

    Poem: A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day

    Is this how the readers see such titles? If so, what can I do so that it makes sense, please?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image83
      Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Blossom it makes sense to me as it is?

      1. Michael-Milec profile image60
        Michael-Milecposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Only other choice would be without apostrophe  " Mumas " ; we the readers would be happy either way, is my guess.
        ( where's the poem please?)

        1. Alastar Packer profile image83
          Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Will the links tool accept apostrophes, can't remember if it will or not. Mumas? That's cool but never heard it used before.

      2. BlossomSB profile image90
        BlossomSBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It does make sense as it has shown up here, but every time I use an apostrophe in a link it shows up on the hub like this:
        A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day

        1. BlossomSB profile image90
          BlossomSBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I just typed it up the way it appears with the & # 0 3 9 : s and when I pressed 'submit' it jumped to show the title correctly. I've now put a space between each to show what I get instead of the apostrophe and I hope it will show up this time.

        2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Are you saying that is not how you would like the link to show?
          Do you have the title or URL for the Hub about which you are speaking?

          1. BlossomSB profile image90
            BlossomSBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It should have been, e.g.:  A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day, but each time it comes up as A Stay-at-Home Mum & # 0 3 9 ; s Quiet Day instead of the apostrophe (without the space between each character). It has come up that way in any titles that has an apostrophe. However, thanks to Howard S's comments (see below) I know how to fix it - it will take quite a while! I'm still mystified as to why no one else seems to have had this problem.

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
              Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Glad to hear you got it working.
              But it sounds like you had to copy formatted HTML from a text capsule to a link capsule, though.  Is that the case?  If so, I will send this to our engineering team so they can address the issue.

              1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
                Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I think I may be missing some key info as I just tried to post both a link in a text capsule and in a link capsule with an apostrophe in the linked text and it worked for me.

                Here is the test Hub I built:
                http://matthewmeyer.hubpages.com/hub/Te … ie-capsule

                Here is what I put for the link capsule:

                Link URL:
                http://Google.com

                Link Title:
                Poem: A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day


                I want to confirm some things:
                1. Is the issue related to the URL you are using?
                2. Is the issue related to the link capsule and not the text capsule?

                1. Millionaire Tips profile image87
                  Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I just did it and it happened to me.  I opened an unpublished hub - Tell Your Story.  Added a link capsule and added the url to this hub:

                  http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … ee-Cereals

                  The title has an apostrophe in it, but the code shows up instead of the apostrophe.
                  "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies"

                  Yes, the problem only happens in links capsule, because in the text capsules we provide our own words.  In the links capsule, we let the field autopopulate.

                  1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
                    Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I think I finally understand the exact issue.

                    It isn't related to you entering a title with an apostrophe and is changing it, but related to the title that results from clicking "Test Link" for a Hub that has an apostrophe in the title.

                    I will send this to our engineering team to be addressed.

                    In the meantime, you can manually edit the link title in a link capsule.

                    So for this URL:
                    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … ee-Cereals

                    The resulting title from "Test Link" is:
                    "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies"

                    Until this is fixed, you can manually change the title to
                    "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies"

                  2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
                    Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I think I finally understand the exact issue.

                    It isn't related to you entering a title with an apostrophe and is changing it, but related to the title that results from clicking "Test Link" for a Hub that has an apostrophe in the title.

                    I will send this to our engineering team to be addressed.

                    In the meantime, you can manually edit the link title in a link capsule.

                    So for this URL:
                    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … ee-Cereals

                    The resulting title from "Test Link" is:
                    "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies"

                    Until this is fixed, you can manually change the title to
                    "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies"

            2. Millionaire Tips profile image87
              Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              This happens to me every time I add a link via the links capsule to a hub or article that uses apostrophe.  For some reason it uses the code instead of the apostrophe.  I am able to fix it by editing it, but it would be nice for it to work right the first time.

              1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
                Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Ah, so the issue is with URLs that have an apostrophe?

                Does anyone have an example of such a URL?

                1. Millionaire Tips profile image87
                  Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  No in this case it is the title that has the apostrophe. The problem is happening in the title field.

                  I am not sure what would happen if the URL would have one.  It probably wouldn't matter, because the system should be able to find it either way (?).

                  1. Millionaire Tips profile image87
                    Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I just looked through my hubs and none of them have apostrophes in the URL.  Apparently the start a new hub tool that creates the URL takes them out.  The problem is with the way it pulls up the title.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      @BlossomSB The way you see links in the Hubtool should be how users see them as well.  Did that answer your question?  Let us know if you need further assistance.

    3. Chi Hai Nguyen profile image60
      Chi Hai Nguyenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      thank you blossom sb sàn gỗ tự nhiên

    4. Mark Painter profile image60
      Mark Painterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The conversion of apostrophe to an html encoded form was I problem in our software.  I believe it is now fixed.

    5. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As Mark stated, this issue should now be fixed.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    This is just a shot in the dark, but I wonder if Australian custom and US custom are the same when it comes to apostrophe placement? I have no idea, but I thought I would bring up the possibility so as prevent possible miscommunication.smile

  3. JohnMello profile image96
    JohnMelloposted 3 years ago

    Hi Blossom

    The way it looks already makes sense - a quiet day of a stay-at-home mum. I'd say leave it like it is smile

  4. chasmac profile image98
    chasmacposted 3 years ago

    I don't understand the problem. Has it come out different to what you expected? What do you think is wrong with it? It looks fine to me - and it's the correct use of an apostrophe. What am I missing?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think I might be missing something to- looks fine as is!

  5. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image56
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 3 years ago

    What you wrote looks good to me. I know that there have been times the apostrophe wasn't accepted and then it would be mums-day but that's alright too because the poem is what counts and if one can understand the title then no prob.

  6. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 3 years ago

    The problem is that Blossom SB used the Links Capsule, which does not accept apostrophes. When she types the question here, we don't see her problem. The solution is to copy the contents of the Links Capsule and paste it into a Text Capsule.

    There are two other differences in moving from Links to Text Capsules. One is that Text adds to hub word count; Links doesn't. This is usually desirable.

    The other is that Links update dynamically when the summary of the linked article is updated. Texts do not update dynamically, but allow you to insert your own summary (and title) for the article, which can often be worded better than the original.

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    Post script: After testing, this seems only partially true. The problem seems to be with the pasting action, but can be corrected by editing. An apostrophe worked in Links summary, but required editing in the title of a linked hub. I may have seen this in Text Capsules as well, but don't recall the specifics. I know I was able to correct by editing within the capsule so, there again, it probably had to do with pasting. I generally draft in Microsoft Word before pasting into capsules

    1. BlossomSB profile image90
      BlossomSBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. I'll try that - hope it works as it really looks strange the way it is.

  7. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 3 years ago

    @Matthew Meyer: For an example, see the first capsule in my unpublished sandbox hub http://howards.hubpages.com/hub/Hubs-on. In that links capsule, the url looks fine, but the title that is auto-generated requires editing to replace the hexa-octal whatever code with legible punctuation. This is most evident with the links capsule open and attempting to add a url where the title contains an apostrophe.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I will do some research so I can send this to our engineering team.
      Are there other capsules that have seen the same issue?

  8. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 3 years ago

    @Matthew, it does not affect text capsules or Amazon capsules. I did not test further. If I have seen it elsewhere in the past, it was perhaps on RSS or News--now irrelevant.

  9. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 3 years ago

    @Matthew: Your example does not illustrate the problem. Use a url with an apostrophe. I gave an example awhile ago (you have access to my unpublished hubs, right?) This is what the capsule in that hub looks like:
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7625036_f248.jpg
    Er, not sure why it's not displaying here.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7625065_f248.jpg

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