Shared link with URL codes

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Shared link with URL codes

Post by Theo » Wed 21. Sep 2016, 20:37

Hi all,

When I want to share a page from my website I copy the URL, and it shows up with the URL (percent) codes.
Is there a way to prevent this? I grab the URL from my main browser, Opera, but I haven't seen this before with other links I share.

Example:

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http://houdgroningenovereind.nl/?In_%7Buit%7D_het_nieuws 
The titel of the page is 'In {uit} het nieuws'.

Thanks in advance!

Theo

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Re: Shared link with URL codes

Post by Gert » Thu 22. Sep 2016, 12:48

Theo wrote:Is there a way to prevent this?
Why? If you are not a programmer, don't think about it. Simply accept it, and change the linktext by hand. If you want to know more, ask Google for "URL encoding" ;)

In your case, you can try to copy & paste the link from the toc (toc of CMSimple) directly to the editor of CMSimple (TinyMCE), mostly it works, and you have the unencoded Linktext and the URL encoded link target. But I don't know, from where you want to copy and where you want to insert the link, from CMSimple to CMSimple I have tested it,

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Re: Shared link with URL codes

Post by Theo » Sat 24. Sep 2016, 10:25

Thanks Gert,

I do share a link on Facebook every now and then. And on Facebook there's no way to make it look nice with a '[URL="'.
So I got questions why the URL had some strange characters in it. I know they won't bite, but not everybody does! :D

Theo ;)

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Re: Shared link with URL codes

Post by Gert » Sat 24. Sep 2016, 12:10

Theo wrote:I do share a link on Facebook ...
What the hell is Facebook? :mrgreen:
Theo wrote:And on Facebook there's no way to make it look nice with a '[URL="'.
So you should ask Facebook for a solution ;)

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Re: Shared link with URL codes

Post by Theo » Sat 24. Sep 2016, 13:24

Facebook etwas fragen ist kein Problem Gert, doch eine Antwort bekommen ist was, problematisch... :lol:

Theo ;)

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