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I have a problem with one of my bibtex items and I'm scratching my head to figure out what is wrong. I've narrowed it down to the specific reference, and in partiuclar the specific URL latex is having trouble compiling. It is the following:

    url = {http://www.opengroup.org/jericho/Jericho%20Forum%20Identity%20Commandments%20v1.0.pdf},

Usually this error occurs due to unbalanced paranthesis, but that is not the case here. What is problematic about this particular URL?

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Load the url package in the preamble of your document:

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This works, but it changes the formatting of URLs in the bibliography, which isn't necessarily wanted. –  naught101 Sep 12 '13 at 4:12
@naught101 usually URLs are typeset in monospaced font. To change the font with the package loaded, use \urlstyle{same} or some other of the available options. –  Gonzalo Medina Sep 12 '13 at 4:20
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Is it that % is the Tex comment character? Try putting backslashes before each %

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