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WPF* is one of my interesting tags. If I click on it from the SO homepage I end up on the Newest view of that tag

But if I then try to switch to the Votes view I end up on which gives me a HTTP 400 Bad Request - Invalid URL error

Shouldn't the newest, featured, hot, votes and active tabs also link to the non-expanded url?

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Oops, you broke it. – jjnguy Sep 28 '10 at 14:39
this is still a bug – kenwarner Oct 12 '10 at 17:23

The problem is that the URL is too long.

The ~ operator that expand tags doesn't take into account the maximum URL length (which, IIRC is around 250 characters... search Jeff's posts for where he says that -- I can't find it right now).

Unfortunately, this is [status-bydesign].

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the newest, featured, hot, votes, active tabs are simple <a href=""> tags. is it really not possibly to make the linked url use the ~ operator instead of the expanded url? – kenwarner Sep 28 '10 at 17:52
@qnt: True. You should probably say as much in your question. I should mention: there are bugs on that page (all reported previously) that prevent everything working when you use such a link -- -- notice the results aren't exactly what you'd expect. – Jon Seigel Sep 28 '10 at 21:43
well i didn't necessarily want to propose a solution to the question, but i've updated the question as suggested – kenwarner Sep 28 '10 at 21:58

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