One for the very technical here ...
Wikipedia have gone and put an apostrophe in the URL of an article I want to link to.
Hubpages drops all of the URL after the apostrophe, and the link doesn't work.
Backslash doesn't work.
' doesn't work.
Anyone got any other ideas?
If all else fails I can make a tiny URL, but I'd rather have a visible Wikipedia link if at all possible.
Thanks in advance,
did you use a link capsule or link it in your text capsule?.....jimmy
I linked in a text capsule.
It's the link to Dunbar's number in the paragraph just above the photo of the monkey in this Hub:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Web-20-Marketin … Or-Fiction
I now have a workaround for this particular one - someone else obviously had the same problem, went into wikipedia and created a redirect from /dunbars_number to the wiki article at /dunbar's_number.
But for future reference it would be a good thing to have worked out, in case the URL in question is somewhere that you can't create your own redirects.
I think Wikipedia's systems create those redirects. Their algo redirects singular to plural, adjust for lower/upper case etc.
It sounds like there may be a bug on our side. Handling quotes and apostrophes is always a little tricky, they have to be escaped properly or they have the potential to mess things up. I'll throw this into our bug queue.
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