# # in a \footcite

I need to footcite a url that contains a hashtag and tried it the following ways without success:

\footcite{http://url.eu/#privacy}


Gives the error:

! Illegal parameter number in definition of \blx@tempb.<to be read again>p ...otcite{http://url.eu/#privacy}


Then I tried:

\footcite{http://url.eu/\#privacy}


which compiles without an error but gives the footcite:

http://url.eu/\#privacy

• You cite a key not the text itself: there's no need to have # in the key (indeed, normally keys are something like 'EU-Privacy-site' or whatever) – Joseph Wright Feb 21 '16 at 11:28
• BTW, I've guessed biblatex based on \footcite. – Joseph Wright Feb 21 '16 at 11:35
• Welcome, are you looking for something like \footciteurl to get just the url into the footnote, or do you want to have the normal citation in the footnote? – Johannes_B Feb 21 '16 at 11:47
• I just want the URL in the footnote, If I need to do real citation I use a bib file. – Jakob Abfalter Feb 21 '16 at 12:22
• Then why \footcite? If you're not citing anything from your .bib file, then use \footnote{} and that's it. – Alenanno Feb 21 '16 at 12:49

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