Amanda Benhamou Amanda Benhamou - 7 months ago 8
HTML Question

Twitter share quote button will not work when there is a semicolon in my quote

I'm trying to set up a twitter share quote button, and I got it to work with my other quotes, but it will not work with my quote that has a semicolon in the actual quote.

<a href="http://twitter.com/home/?status=Don\'t talk about yourself\; it will be done when you leave. -Wilson Mizner" class="btn btn-default btn-primary twitter">Tweet</a>


Does anyone know why it will only try and tweet half the quote and how I can fix this?

Answer

I believe it needs to be URL-encoded. So the semicolon ; needs to be transformed to %3B in your URL.