When running this query my top votes is C#. I click on the link provided to the tag (which I'm assuming the system is handling converting the tags to links as I dont' see anywhere in the query doing it)and it takes me to questions tagged with C because # is a special character.

Is this due to something that I'm missing in the query or is this an issue with the data-explorer?

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Whoops, yeah, the tag name should be encoded. And now it will be, pending a pull and redeploy. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Thanks for the fix! This has just been deployed. May 7, 2014 at 10:45

Yes, the TagName feature needs to URLencode the tag name.

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    Would that be with %23? May 7, 2014 at 4:51
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    That makes sense: the URL I get taken to is http://stackoverflow.com/tags/c#, but the actual C# tag's URL is http://stackoverflow.com/tags/c%23. Naturally the # in the first doesn't get sent to the server as it's the fragment identifier! May 7, 2014 at 5:47

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