I have a Bugzilla URL, that looks like this:


And I would like to include it using \href:

\href{http://host/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1234}{issue \#1234}

Unfortunately, the above "helpfully" translates the question mark to %3F, i.e. a quoted question mark. I want an actual question mark there.

[Editing to add failing code -- thanks Thorsten and Marco]. Here is an MWE:

\href{http://host/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1234}{issue \#1234}

Clicking on the link takes me to http://host/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi%3Fid=1234; but I would like to go to http://host/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1234.

What should I do?

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  • What's your code? I don't see any problem there. – Thorsten Jun 12 '11 at 8:53
  • Which version of hyperref do you use? – Marco Daniel Jun 12 '11 at 9:21
  • @Marco: Either 6.71 (the RCS comment in hyperref.sty) or 6.74 (the \ProvidesPackage there). – ariels Jun 12 '11 at 9:34
  • Ok. In my distribution TexLive 2011 I have the version 2011/04/17 v6.82g. Maybe an update is helpfully. – Marco Daniel Jun 12 '11 at 9:53
  • @Marco: Nope. Updated to 2011/04/17 v6.82g from CTAN, above MWE gives the same results. Note that the difference might show up only upon clicking the link. – ariels Jun 12 '11 at 11:09

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