Qt.openUrlExternally() sometimes works on Symbian^3 and sometimes not, why is this?
I am having some difficulty with @Qt.openUrlExternally@ on Symbian^3. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, and I can't find any pattern to it.
Another user seems to be having the same problem here.
When it does not work, the actual behaviour is that a web browser opens, comes to the foreground briefly (for a few seconds), then goes to the background. It is still open, but the URL does not load.
@Qt.openUrlExternally("http://twitter.com/share?text=ZOMG")@ fails. I initially concluded that this meant any URL with ? does not work, however this is wrong because...
@Qt.openUrlExternally("http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=ZOMG")@ works. However, it seems to work for one word only because:
@Qt.openUrlExternally("http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Will this work")@ fails.
Has anyone encountered a similar issue (specifically for sending arbitrary text to Twitter I suppose), and what have they done about it?
replace the spaces by + signs, that's the usual way to encode URL queries.
However, replacing the (percent20)'s with +'s in the final URL does in fact work. Surely is the standard replacement for spaces? What if the URI parameter includes a plus sign?
So, the following works OK: http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Will+this+(percent2B)+work.
By this reasoning I see also that I was wrong in my second assertion above, "http://twitter.com/share?text=ZOMG" does work OK.
Thanks for the help.
EDITED to replace (percent20) which this damn forum software always actually substitutes for a space.
As a workaround wrap text you do not want to be substituted within @ tags.
I did that the first time, it substituted percent20 for space.
@typing percent20 HERE --> <--@