[jitsi-dev] URL replacement and special characters


#1

Hi all, just a quick issue some colleagues spotted regarding Jitsi's URL "autolinking" system:

The link
  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_(video_game)"
is parsed by Jitsi and resolves to
  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_(video_game"
with the last closing bracket sent as non-linked text. This obviously breaks the link.

Using URL encoding fixes this issue, and the link "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_(video_game)"
works perfectly. Wikipedia accepts both link formats, but it's likely that users will paste in the first form to chats etc, from their URL bars.

Thanks,
Toby Pinder | Software Developer
Smith Electric Vehicles