Re: URL truncation

1999-05-26 11:03:47
On Tue, 25 May 1999, Earl Hood wrote:

when mhonarc turns my mail messages into hypertext pages,
it turns embedded URLs into live links--but it stops the
live linking when it hits a ? in the URL.  This is
undesirable because the traffic in my mail list includes
many URLs which include the "?".  Is there anything I can
do so that mhonarc only stops the live linking when it hits
a space?

Can you provide an example and tell us what version of MHonArc you
are using?  From my quick checks, the "?" is only excluded if it is
the last character in the URL string (the assumption is that it
is a punctuation character and not a URL character).

I'm using 2.3.3 and question mark "?" is processed OK but the ampersand
"&" is being treated as a terminator.  I don't know if ampersand is a
legal URL character but it would certainly be useful if it was
acceptable in MHonArc. 

Thus this is treated correctly:

but this is not:


Pete Tedder
User Support
UMDS/KCL, London
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 popcorn is too expensive, and this can often lead to violence."
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