WebBrowser Copy/Paste URL issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pathumx, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. pathumx macrumors member

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    May 7, 2008
    #1
    I've been having issues copy/pasting URLs into the address bar and i've experienced the issue with both Safari and Firefox (latest versions of both). It will add some random characters to the middle of the URL and then it won't be able to load it.

    Example:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v​=DWxcGE0xT-s
    becomes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=DWxcGE0xT-s

    I think its the same random characters every time too. Anyone else get this problem?
     
  2. franmatt80 macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 11, 2010
    #2
    Hi there,

    This is nothing to worry about - it's to do with url encoding which translates unrecognisable characters into something that all web browsers can read. I did a quick search and this page might shed some light on it.

    The most common one you may have seen before, as an example, is '%20'. It represents a space - for example 'www.applestuff.com/steve%20jobs' as most browsers will just return an error if there is a space in the url.
     
  3. pathumx thread starter macrumors member

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    May 7, 2008
    #3
    well how can i get it to stop? in the example there was nothing between the v and the =, but that string of characters popped up and then i wasnt able to visit that link without having to hand type the URL. its very inconvenient when you're trying to copy paste a long URL with random characters in it.
     

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