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I've been having trouble with this lately. Can someone tell me what's wrong with my URL syntax in my answer to this question:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2641329/programming-technique-how-to-create-a-simple-card-game/2653635#2653635

I've tried:

[Knuth-Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm][1]

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher–Yates_shuffle

Even this is not working

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher–Yates_shuffle>

What's wrong with this?

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Exact duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42345/link-refusing-to-show-up (I have no votes to close here) –  ChristopheD Apr 16 '10 at 22:31
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3 Answers

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Because there is Unicode DASH 8211 (\u2013) in the url, which should be url encoded.

You may use normal hyphen or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher%e2%80%93Yates_shuffle

Knuth-Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm

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First correct answer gets accepted. I did not notice the - had a little extra width on it :) –  macek Apr 16 '10 at 14:44
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The em slash ()is the problem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher–Yates_shuffle

Use a simple n slash (the normal one -):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher-Yates_shuffle

Wikipedia is smart enough to work with that replacement.

Already fixed it on the post.

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+1 thanks! I did not notice the extra width on the -. –  macek Apr 16 '10 at 14:44
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Note that as of recently, when entering a link via the button (or Ctrl-L), characters that could cause problems will automatically be escaped.

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