WLM for kids - broken links

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by k-mobil, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. k-mobil

    k-mobil Guest

    I have the most recent version of WLM 9 and additionally installed WLM for
    kids from http://www.kinder-messenger.de . When I go to the Games tab and
    click on the icon of a particular game, Internet Explorer (7.0) opens a new
    window and shows an error like "Cannot open
    http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tivi.de%2Ffernsehen%2Flogo%2Fpopup_html%2F28762%2Findex.html" . What's wrong with this url-encoding?
     
    k-mobil, Mar 4, 2010
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  2. Greetings,

    I forgot that existed.

    As I'm sure you already know, http://www.tivi.de/fernsehen/logo/popup_html/28762/index.html
    is the real link.

    I couldn't find a reference to this on the web for some reason, but it was my understand that
    there's rules in modern browsers to prevent percent-encoded links like this from being
    directly accessible to avoid obfuscation of URLs. I could be very wrong here though.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Mar 5, 2010
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  3. k-mobil

    k-mobil Guest

    Thanks for confirming what I feared to be the case. So that ingenious WLM for
    kids contains a dozen of simply obsolete hyperlinks. Good to be an adult :)
     
    k-mobil, Mar 6, 2010
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  4. Hi,

    Quite :p

    Like most of these one-off things, they're built, and then forgotten about/never maintained.
    I think [normal] Messenger is pretty kid-friendly to be honest.


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    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Mar 7, 2010
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