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  • barq
    Answered on September 13, 2012 10:53 AM
    How does can I make this work with filled that include a slash:This doesn't work for Contractor Position&country26=Denmark&This doesn't work Contractor Position&country26=Denmark&
  • idarktech
    Answered on September 13, 2012 11:57 AM


    This link seems to be working fine here:

    It prepopulates the two fields. Tested it on different browsers, FF, IE8 and Chrome.

    Can you recheck if the problem still persist? May we also know the browser information where this link doesn't work?

  • barq
    Answered on September 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    Seriously, that is weird. It works now in the same browser where it didn't work before...Well, thanks for letting me know :)

  • barq
    Answered on September 13, 2012 12:09 PM

    Aaaahh, now I know why. When posting the link here it changed. %20, replaced the spaces and otger character, making it work.

    Any idea, how I can fix the link like it happened now, without posting to the forum here? I'm on a Mac

    I'm sure this would work: Contractor Position&country26=Denmark&working=Remotely, with us.&inWhich22=Copenhagen (GMT +02:00)

    Update: It still doesn't work.

  • NeilVicente
    Answered on September 13, 2012 12:17 PM


    The link works fine on my end as well, even if I use a slash. But you can try replacing such characters with their URL encoded counterparts.

    For a forward slash, it is %2F. Contractor Position&country26=Denmark&

  • barq
    Answered on September 13, 2012 12:19 PM


    How about this:

  Contractor Position&country26=Denmark&working=Remotely, with us.&inWhich22=Copenhagen (GMT +02:00)&accordingTo=Your timezone&InternetConnection109=Less than 1 Mbit&InternetConnection127=Less than 512 Kbit


    I've tried URL Encoding it too - still doesn't work :-/,%20with%20us.&inWhich22=Copenhagen%20(GMT%20%2B02%3A00)&accordingTo=Your%20timezone&InternetConnection109=Less%20than%201%20Mbit&InternetConnection127=Less%20than%20512%20Kbit

  • idarktech
    Answered on September 13, 2012 02:57 PM


    Tested it several times but can't get it working. It doesn't seem to work with comma "," and period ".". Already used the encoded character values but the same thing.

    Unfortunately, I don't know if there's any available workaround for this. What I can suggest is to use hyphen "-" on some of your field values. You can differentiate the working symbols in my example here:

    Thanks for your cooperation. We greatly appreciate it.

  • barq
    Answered on September 17, 2012 06:43 AM

    Thanks for the help! I tried more about without any luck, so I went with dashes instead like in your example 3. I have another issue though. I can't seem to set the Timezone automatically using this URL:

    I see that all time zones are grouped under a section (eg. Europe). Should I refer to the Time Zone in another way?

  • barq
    Answered on September 18, 2012 03:40 AM

    Hi fxr,

    Thanks for the answer. Yes, it's still there. However you have to fill out the first page and push "Next Page" to see it.


  • idarktech
    Answered on September 18, 2012 05:18 AM


    Unfortunately it wont work. Maybe because of the special character values. I don't know if there's a possible solution for this. Hope my other colleague's will be able to help you with this, if there's any. I'm thinking of downloading your form source code and edit each timezone values but that's going to be tedious and a HUGE work. :)


  • barq
    Answered on September 18, 2012 07:06 AM

    That's perfect it works! I actually tried with three different URL Encoders without any luck, always using the value field like you suggested. So I'm surprised it works now.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    Update: For anybody interested, now I understand the reason why it works now. It's because the paranthesises weren't encoded with the URL encoders I tried. But now it works perfectly with the paranthesises encoded! Thanks again!