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Markdown rendering URLs with spaces

The following URL from Google Code does not seems to be parsable using the markdown Ajax widget used by Stack Overflow.

http://www.google.com/codesearch/p?hl=fr#Lhpgg-dZ4PI/timeline/trunk/src/webapp/api/scripts/sources.js&q=DefaultEventSource package:http://simile-widgets.googlecode.com&sa=N&cd=3&ct=rc&l=224

Is it my way to quote it that is bad? Or is it just to weird for an URL?

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marked as duplicate by random Apr 16 '10 at 9:03

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Damn, I've duplicated my own previous question about sopaces in urls (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42414/…). How will i delete it now ? –  Riduidel Apr 16 '10 at 8:47

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http://www.google.com/codesearch/p?hl=fr#Lhpgg-dZ4PI/timeline/trunk/src/webapp/api/scripts/sources.js&q=DefaultEventSource%20package:http://simile-widgets.googlecode.com&sa=N&cd=3&ct=rc&l=224

I think the space in your URL is what is breaking it (understandably). If you replace it with a %20, then it appears to work for all possible markdown approaches (at least, I just tested each one).

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Yup, that's the problem, alright –  Jared Harley Apr 15 '10 at 15:31
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you must encode spaces in URLs. Generally speaking, spaces in URLs are A Bad Thing anyway. –  Jeff Atwood Apr 15 '10 at 18:14
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@Jeff Atwood: Not as annoying as those trailing )s in wikipedia links, which no URL parser known to man seems to get right - forcing me to manually edit them in my url bar :( –  Phoshi Apr 15 '10 at 18:47

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