[tex-k] A bug? Maybe just a terrible inconvenience to work around...

Julian Gilbey J.D.Gilbey@qmul.ac.uk
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 00:42:52 +0100

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 10:29:13PM +0200, Martin Schroeder wrote:
> On 2002-09-16 14:42:58 -0400, Olivia Jensen wrote:
> > impossibility of using \pdfannotlink to link to URLs in which the "~"
> > symbol appears (and probably 15% of webpages use this symbol in
> > addressing as it typically distinguishes user web directories on
> > multiuser systems).
> AFAIK despite the common usage, "~" is not the valid symbol in
> URIs; it must be encoded. The relevant rfc or the html-spec
> should tell you how. :-)

Incorrect: ~ is permissible and should be used verbatim without being
escaped, if this is possible.  RFC 2396.



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