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Re: [tlug] Website Question(s)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon wrote:

> Thank you very much for this answer.  One more question - would it be 
> better to set up my links with "%7E" in stead of "~"?

As far as I know it's not really necessary. There are tons of URLs that 
use '~', and I've never heard of a browser not being able to handle it. 
Maybe there are certain (human) languages where it becomes problematic, 
but that's just a guess.

>  I'm assuming not 
> and I hadn't worried about it until the issue of a friend having trouble 
> opening some of my pages came up.  What I still find strange though, is 
> how I'll click on one of my links which is set up with the "~" mark, and 
> sometimes that's exactly what is displayed in the address bar and other 
> times it's been converted.  If it were all one way or the other, I would 
> just get used to it, but the erratic behavior part of it is what's 
> confusing.

Indeed. You're saying that the exact same link will be displayed 
differently at times? No idea why that would happen. Still, any 
reasonable Web browser (including Mozilla-based browsers and MSIE 5+) 
should do the right thing whichever way the character is displayed.

Matt Gushee
Englewood, CO, USA

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