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How to encode the star (*) in a hyperlink. For example, this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDA*

points to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDA, not the correct one. How to append the star at the end?

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You have to URL encode any strange characters - so for your case append %2A to your URL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDA*

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Thanks! ....... – Kiril Kirov Dec 7 '10 at 14:40
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The asterisk being hexadecimal 2A. – Arjan Dec 7 '10 at 14:40

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