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Apostrophe in URL

  1. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    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.

    &#39 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,


  2. jimmythejock profile image82
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    did you use a link capsule or link it in your text capsule?.....jimmy

  3. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    What's the link?

    Paste it here so we can kick it around.

  4. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    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.


  5. beta1070 profile image61
    beta1070posted 8 years ago

    I think Wikipedia's systems create those redirects. Their algo redirects singular to plural, adjust for lower/upper case etc.

  6. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    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.

  7. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Paul.