Iframe Does Not Like Simple Quotes In Source Url

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Posted by gerdamigerdami on 06 May 2008 05:41, last edited on 09 May 2010 05:49

This bug has been fixed


If a foreign url contains a special character such as a single quote, the wikidot parser stops evaluating the source url at the first single quote.

How to Reproduce

[[iframe http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_'wiki' 
width="99%" height="250"]]


Not browser dependent.

Has bug

Works correctly


Use special characters in the link adress:

instead of the simple quotes ( ' ) use the combination of (% + hex code of quotes )




Other hint:
if you get problems with such special characters you have to specify the url with the %-sign and the (hex!- equivalent of ansi) chacracter-code instead of such special characters.
Example: [*//http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(computer_game) Rogue] will not work because of the "ending" brackets.

test: Rogue

If you detect such unusable characters than you should replace the character ")" with "%29"
(or opening bracket "(" with "%28")

[*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(computer_game%29 Rogue]

test: Rogue

Positiv: this workaround will work after the bug fix


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