https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wirelizard

URLs that included ampersands break

Pons.eu is my go-to German<->English dictionary, and as I've been posting more links to it recently to help other users out with the meanings of words, I've noticed that DL's forum breaks the live links to any URL that contains an ampersand (one of these things: &)

Forum software elsewhere on the web parses URLs like this properly, so it's hopefully a matter of one of the clever coding types taking a bit of time out from returning the Vocab section to us to fix the parsing of URLs!

Random link into Pons, to the page for the German word Nichts (nothing), so you can see what the issue is:

http://en.pons.com/translate?q=Nichts=deen=ac_de=de

The URL above should be:

en.pons.com/translate?q=Nichts[ampersand here]l=deen[ampersand here]in=ac_de[ampersand here]lf=de

... and be a direct link to the page for nichts but it gets cut off by DL and just goes to the main Pons page with some nonsense in the search box.

Vielen Dank! (that took about eight passes through the Edit function to get right and to get it formatted understandably...)

March 15, 2014

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dnovinc

Under the search bar you can see : German ยป English > N > nicht > nichts

If you click "nichts" you get a different link that looks like this: http://en.pons.com/translate/german-english/nichts

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

Great. Thanks for sharing!

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

That's perfect! Thanks a lot!

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wirelizard

Good to know that the individual definition pages are more ordinary URLs without the random symbols DL doesn't handle! Thanks for posting, it's good to know as a workaround, until DL fixes the URL display issue.

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Thank you! You're correct :) I'll bring this back to the rest of the team.

March 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

As a workaround, you can use a URL shortener. It's not ideal though because you never know what you're clicking on.

March 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Duolingo also breaks links with a colon in it [ : ]. Thanks for bringing this up for discussion!

March 15, 2014
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