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Links to URLs containing parentheses

I'm having trouble posting links to the Java documentation. Specifically, I'd like to link "Math.pow" to http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Math.html#pow(double, double). Even though doing something like

[1]:http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Math.html#pow(double, double)

works in the previewer, it doesn't display right in the final post.

None of the standard Markdown approaches seem to work:


[1]:http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Math.html#pow(double, double)

[Math.pow](http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Math.html#pow(double, double))


http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Math.html#pow(double, double)

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marked as duplicate by Robert Harvey, Michael Mrozek, Mark Elliot, Pops, Grace Note Sep 27 '10 at 15:00

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@Robert: well, not quite; I've just tried #5, #6, #7 and #8 (just now because of your link) and none of them work. What's the deal? – Mark Elliot Sep 27 '10 at 11:56
Ah, misclicked! I was supposed to actually point to this one that even is talking about the Java API. – Grace Note Sep 27 '10 at 15:03

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The issue is entirely with the space appearing in the URL, if it's encoded with a "%20" instead of being left as a space the URL will work just fine:





(though note the last "bare" link doesn't encode the final parenthesis)

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None of your anchor links work. The page opens, but it does not scroll down to the anchor. It's not a markdown problem either; if you type in your url's directly into the browser, they won't work. The only one that seems to work is the unencoded one. – Robert Harvey Sep 27 '10 at 14:54
@Robert: in both Chrome and FireFox all but the last link work for me. – Mark Elliot Sep 27 '10 at 18:08
OK. I guess it's a problem in IE8. – Robert Harvey Sep 27 '10 at 20:09

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