Heya Folks, I received an email with the following URL in it: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=IssueURL&_tockey=%23TOC%2318096%232004%23999989998%23479590%23FLA%23Volume_1,_Issue_1,_Pages_1-81_(February_2004)&_auth=y&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=0b7ab209e2ee52f0fc20f12a141de012 Somehow the closing bracket breaks the link, here's a copy of the link location from the message: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=IssueURL&_tockey=%23TOC%2318096%232004%23999989998%23479590%23FLA%23Volume_1,_Issue_1,_Pages_1-81_(February_2004 Mazzel, Martijn.
Hmm... well something should be said for that webmaster's horrific display of knowledge. No website should create a URL that long. Secondly, it's pretty standard to urlencode() if you got non-alphanumeric characters such as "(" since there's always an email client, or browser, or something messing it up. As per RFC1738: > Thus, only alphanumerics, the special characters "$-_.+!*'(),", and > reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used > unencoded within a URL. > > On the other hand, characters that are not required to be encoded > (including alphanumerics) may be encoded within the scheme-specific > part of a URL, as long as they are not being used for a reserved > purpose. So I guess it is a bug. But I'd say it's also bad webmastering on behalf of sciencedirect.
*** Bug 291496 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Component: MailNews: Main Mail Window → MailNews: Backend
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: esther
Summary: Brackets break link for URL in message → [mozTXTToHTMLConv]Brackets break link for URL in message
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133016 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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