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Example:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i="

when I use the above URL as a direct hyperlink inside stackoverflow then the " character is automatically removed when a user selects the hyperlink.

I probably need some kind of escaping - but I couldn't figure out how.

Note: " doesn't work

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Try:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%22

I ran a single double quote through PHP's urlencode, which encoded the, you guessed it, chararcters needed to be changed when using a URL.

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cool! Thanks a lot! – Vokuhila-Oliba Jan 25 '10 at 19:27
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@vokuhila I recommend accepting my answer, since this is really about using a better link syntax for "troublesome" link characters rather than going to all the effort of manually encoding.. – Jeff Atwood Jan 25 '10 at 20:48
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@Jeff Trying to steal my answer eh? Just Kidding. Vok, you need to click the checkmark next to Jeffs answer (The answer below this one) – Tyler Carter Jan 25 '10 at 22:09
    
@George Funny how computers make you seem like you are talking to yourself. Skype does that too. – Tyler Carter Jan 26 '10 at 0:01
    
@George: I have deleted that confusing comment – Vokuhila-Oliba Jan 26 '10 at 22:07
- [link style one][1]  
- [link style two](http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=")
- <http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=">
- http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i="

[1]: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i="

Should work OK in all non-naked (bare URL) link styles:

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I tried [1]. But it didn't work. (mmmhh - did I accidently use [1:] instead of [1]: ... ? And the 4th dotted "link style" was the one I tried initially - but no luck. – Vokuhila-Oliba Jan 25 '10 at 22:53

As of recently, when entering a link via the button (or Ctrl-L), these characters will automatically be escaped.

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