Re: tracker breaking some links


From: Justin J Subject: Re: tracker breaking some links
In-Reply-To: tracker breaking some links
Date: March 4th 2013

On Mar 2, 2013, at 9:57 AM, Mary Ann Kelley <> wrote:

> For some time I've had to play with the input to Dada HTML mailings due to Tracker breaking random links.

> There is nothing unusual about the formatting of the broken links, so I can't figure out why they break. Sometimes removing the quotes from the href URL helps, sometimes not. Sometimes changing from double quotes to single quotes helps, sometimes not.

That's sort of strange, since the redirect links in the new-style tag doesn't work, unless you specifically use double quotes, like this:

This shouldn't work:

<?dada redirect url= ?>


The old-style way:


(I think?) didn't support using quotes at all.

> This:
> becomes this:

Hmm, "%0A" is the encoding for a Line Feed - which makes one suspect that the link was placed on multiple lines, somewhere along the line. I tried to do this manually - just in Dada Mail's Send a Message screen - doing something like this in the source of the message:

<a href="<?dada redirect url="http://exa" ?>">Click Here!</a>

But that's not supported either - the entire tag has to be on one line. So I'm not sure when that line feed is introduced. Is the original URL in the database? Look in the, "dada_clickthrough_urls" table. It has a column named, "url" that holds the click through URLS.


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