Cut and paste a URL gives is a space? That space becomes a %20, then the link is broken??

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I use ctrl + v and ctrl + shift + v and I still get broken links "long-url-like-this" will turn into "long-%20url-like-this" Does anyone know how to stop the dashes from getting spaces on cut and paste? This is driving me nuts! :crazy:
 

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Hi denvercardonations,
can you give some idea of when this happens to you.

I have done a search and found some users with Safari
browsers were having a similar problem.

Others only on certain sites.

Some said they needed to highlight the URL first.

Others said that did not work for them?

I can't say I have experienced this myself.

cheers, Mal.
 

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I use ctrl + v and ctrl + shift + v and I still get broken links "long-url-like-this" will turn into "long-%20url-like-this" Does anyone know how to stop the dashes from getting spaces on cut and paste? This is driving me nuts! :crazy:
Well what browser are you using?

Control + Shift + V opens the blockable items list in Firefox.

Anyway, the reason you're getting things like %20 etc is because those are spaces and quotes and things like that in the URL.

URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character-set.

Since URLs often contain characters outside the ASCII set, the URL has to be converted into a valid ASCII format.

URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits.

URLs cannot contain spaces. URL encoding normally replaces a space with a plus (+) sign or with %20.

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding
 

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I think what he's saying is, he's copying URL's from the address bar and then pasting them into something.

But he's finding that all the URL's he's pasting are being saved with %20 etc etc in the actual URL and not how it looks in the address bar.

This is because of ASCII URL encoding.

If he copies and pastes them back into the address bar, the browser will know what the %20 etc etc whether its a space or not and go to the correct address.

That's why I put the Percent codes so he'd know which is which.

A quick Google search would have / will told/tell him/you/anyone this though.
 

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That is a code paste from notepad where I removed all of the spaces between hyphens, but it pastes with spaces, breaking the URLs.
 

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That is a code paste from notepad
You are pasting from notepad? I think you mean you copy and paste from your browser into notepad. I'm guessing.

but it pastes with spaces, breaking the URLs.
Pastes where?

I still don't follow exactly what you are doing. From where are you copying and to where are you pasting?

And if it's Notepad, try another editor like jEdit--it's free and is far better.
 
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