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Defective hyperlinks

Post by Amber » Tue May 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Hi how does one amend a hyperlink so that the entire url is clickable? For example, the link below is not clickable (the entire link) as the (m) is in place

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... et(m)/scs/
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Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Tue May 21, 2013 6:29 pm

Not sure if I've answered your question.

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Post by Amber » Wed May 22, 2013 12:39 pm

EUsmileWEallsmile wrote:Not sure if I've answered your question.
Unfortunately, I wasn't trying to link the user to the set(m) form. Rather I was trying to direct them to the SCS, the link as I provided in my first post fails to work as it contains (m). How do we resolve this?
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Post by ban.s » Wed May 22, 2013 6:22 pm

settlement checking service

instead of directly pasting the link, you can use hyperlinked text as above

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Post by Amber » Wed May 22, 2013 7:24 pm

ban.s wrote:settlement checking service

instead of directly pasting the link, you can use hyperlinked text as above
When I use the URL button it didn't work for me.

What exactly did you do?
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Post by ban.s » Wed May 22, 2013 7:58 pm

I think it's probably an issue with your browser setting cause if i just copy and paste the URL, i am getting hyperlinked version (the ( ) have been replaced by % )

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... 8m%29/scs/

ps: i am using firefox

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Post by Amber » Wed May 22, 2013 8:34 pm

ban.s wrote:I think it's probably an issue with your browser setting cause if i just copy and paste the URL, i am getting hyperlinked version (the ( ) have been replaced by % )

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... 8m%29/scs/

ps: i am using firefox
Thanks, yes you're right, I'm using explorer. I'll try with my chrome.
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Post by Amber » Thu May 23, 2013 10:30 pm

Well I tried on my Chrome explorer too and was confronted with the same issue, the URL containing (m) and causing the hyperlink to become defective. Any suggestions?
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Post by vinny » Thu May 23, 2013 10:47 pm

Change
"(" to "%28" and
")" to "%29"?

"[" to "%5B"
"]" to "%5D"
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Post by Amber » Fri May 24, 2013 5:49 am

vinny wrote:Change
"(" to "%28" and
")" to "%29"?
Thanks Vinny, I was hoping for an automated way. I suppose I'll have to manually change them or change my browser.
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Post by John » Fri May 24, 2013 6:32 am

The way I deal this this issue is to use a service such as tinyurl.com or url.ie and come up with a short url. Then I post that short url into the posting I am making on this board.

For example instead of posting a defective link such as :-

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... et(m)/scs/

-: I would post :-

http://url.ie/hhg6

-: (which I have just obtained from the url.ie website) which you will see actually gets to where you want to go. Simples!
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Post by Amber » Fri May 24, 2013 6:50 am

John wrote:The way I deal this this issue is to use a service such as tinyurl.com or url.ie and come up with a short url. Then I post that short url into the posting I am making on this board.

For example instead of posting a defective link such as :-

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... et(m)/scs/

-: I would post :-

http://url.ie/hhg6

-: (which I have just obtained from the url.ie website) which you will see actually gets to where you want to go. Simples!
Thanks John, appreciated. I won't ask which meerkat you are :-)
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Re: Defective hyperlinks

Post by Amber » Mon May 12, 2014 11:43 am

The error seems to have corrected itself now.
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