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Changes "&" to "%26"!



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Dave

Posted: Sep 14, 2009
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Hello All,

Appears that Toodledo is changing the "&" to "%26", does anyone know why or how to prevent this from happening... is it a font thing?
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Sep 14, 2009
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In what circumstances are we changing & to %26? I was unable to find out where this is happening.
Anders

Posted: Sep 14, 2009
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It's an encoding thing, but I'm not clear on where or why you are seeing it. Essentially you should only ever see "&", but certain programs that import, export or sync with Toodledo will have to encode the "&" character as "%26" to make it appear correctly on Toodledo. Where are you seeing this?
Dave

Posted: Sep 15, 2009
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Thanks for the responses!

I am using a TO DO application on the iphone and sync with Toodledo.

If I enter text into the TO DO application that includes &
then after I sync, toodledo shows it as %26.

For example, I just created a to do on the phone with a subject line of:

& &

After I sync, in toodledo, the subject line is:

%26 %26

And, even if I make changes (on either end) and resync, the app on the iphone remains & and toodledo remains %26.


This message was edited Sep 15, 2009.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Sep 15, 2009
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I suspect that this is a bug with Todo, which is made by Appigo.com.

%26 is the proper way to encode the & symbol when transferring it via our API, and Toodledo will decode %26 into an & (I just tested it and it worked). What is probably happening is that Appigo is double-encoding it. So they convert the & to a %26 and then encode the % as %25, so they actually send %2526, which will decode into %26. Sorry for getting so technical. You'll probably also see the bug with the + and ; symbols.

I'll look into this to see if it is our bug, but you might want to contact Appigo about this as well.


This message was edited Sep 15, 2009.
Anders

Posted: Sep 15, 2009
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Strange, I just tried this out by creating a task with & in the Subject, Tag, and Notes fields in Todo, and it synced to Toodledo fine (no %26). You should definitely contact Appigo, but you may want to give them as much detail as you can, since it does not appear to be a universal issue. Here is their site: http://www.appigo.com/
You could also try posting in their Todo Google group to see if this is something others are experiencing: http://groups.google.com/group/appigo-todo
Dave

Posted: Sep 17, 2009
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The ToDo app I'm using is Ultimate ToDos- not Appigo (I actually have tried just about all of the ToDo apps and the app in combination with Toodledo works very well for me- currently run about 130-150 todos at any one time).(http://www.mmdesoft.com/ut/index.html)- I'll submit a bug report. Thanks for the help!
Dave
Anders

Posted: Sep 17, 2009
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Ultimate Todos is a very nice app in many ways, and I am partial to it because that app is how I found Toodledo. However, it is rarely updated, and frequently buggy. The developers were quite helpful and responsive when I first communicated with them about a sync bug several months ago, and they fixed that. Unfortunately, I am not even sure if they are doing anything with that app anymore. They have not responded to any of the emails I have sent them in the past 6 months or so. Currently all my Due Dates show up one day off in UT. I reported this serious issue, and got no reply. It really is a shame, and I hope that my suspicions are not true, but I thought I should warn you, especially since others have reported similar lack of support from MMDESOFT (just check the Third Party Applications forum, or do a search).
Dave

Posted: Sep 18, 2009
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Yes Anders, in regards to MMDESOFT support, I kind of had the same vibes when I asked a few questions early on and never heard anything from them and like you, it is also how I found Toodledo.
I use it, in combination with Toodledo, all of the time- at work, I'm on one or the other several times an hour as I track everything in them... this old head can't keep it all stored up there anymore.

Out of all of the To Do/Task apps I've tried, none of them do everything I'd like/use but Ultimate ToDo seems to be the closest, however, I have not tried the iphone 3.0 versions of any of them as I haven't updated the OS to 3 (my phone is jail broken and I like some of those features better than what 3 offers).

So, I guess until I find something better (or find additional problems I can't work around) and not count on any updates/fixes to the app.

Thanks again everyone!
Dave
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