Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sharing a #Tamil #Wikipedia URL

When someone pastes to you the URL for the Tamil Wikipedia Village pump, it will likely look like one of these:
The first option is copy pasting the URL directly. The second option is achieved by appending the name of the article after http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/ . The third option is courtesy of some clever JavaScript and a domain specially acquired for the purpose.

In a modern browser, the URL shows like the second option, it is sad that it reverts to gobbledygook when it is copy pasted. There must be a reason that once was valid, the question is if this reason is still valid.
Thanks,
      GerardM
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