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The page controls (switching between pages, changing page size, etc) on the mobile site search results don't work correctly, due to what looks like double-encoding of the query string.

For instance, attempting to navigate to page two of this search ([feature-request] footer) on mobile brings you to


which just shows the search help page due to the double-encoded &. It seems that the page size switcher on the non-mobile view also has this problem:


Similarly, the page size selector form gets passed the URI-encoded value of the search query, which gets encoded again as part of the form submission. Changing the page size of the above search results on mobile produces


where the % in the already-encoded [ and ] have been encoded again to %25, breaking the search input.

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related bug in Super User meta - Possible bug in "Low Quality Posts" – Sathya Sep 5 '12 at 8:29
I reported somewhat similar bug nearly 2 weeks ago, no response:… – nhahtdh Sep 5 '12 at 19:43
up vote 3 down vote accepted

This will be fixed in the next deploy.

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My fault for including three slightly different issues in the same report, but the second issue (double-encoded & on full site page size switcher) and the third issue (double-URI-encoded q value on mobile page size switcher) are still present. Should I split them out into their own posts? – Tim Stone Sep 6 '12 at 6:19
@Tim no, I'll look into them. – Kevin Montrose Sep 6 '12 at 16:14

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