Google Calendar event publisher links leave a path of destruction

Hello,

I thought I'd be terribly clever and add at "Add to Google Calendar" for a forthcoming radio broadcast (as per http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/event_publisher_guide.html#individual).

Only thing is, they end up this long and complicated

http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Johannes%20Maria%20Staud%3A%20Lagrein%20%28Radio%20Broadcast%29&dates=20090618T200500Z/20090618T210000Z&details=N%20E%20U%20E%20M%20U%20S%20I%20K%0AHorizonte%0A%0ADonnerstag%2C%2018.%20Juni%202009%0A22.05%20-%2023.00%20Uhr%20%7C%20Bayern%204%20Klassik%0A%0AStudio%20f%C3%BCr%20Musik%20Johannes%20Maria%20Staud%3A%20%22Lagrein%22%20%28Stefan%20Schneider%2C%20Klarinette%3B%20Katharina%20Schmitz%2C%20Violine%3B%20Rupert%20Buchner%2C%20Violoncello%3B%20Jan-Philipp%20Schulze%2C%20Klavier%29%3B%20Walter%20Zimmermann%3A%20%22Colla%20voce%22%20%28ensemble%20recherche%29%0A%0AOnline%20h%C3%B6ren%3A%20%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.br-online.de%2Fbr%2Fjsp%2Fseitentyp%2FliveStreamFenster.jsp%3Fwelle%3Dbayern4klassik&location=Bayern%204%20Klassik&trp=false&sprop=www.universaledition.com&sprop=name:Universal%20Edition

and for some reason (as I have now found out by long and tedious trial and error) that has the adverse effect of breaking the CM replacement links (they all get shifted one or two places, i.e. link A points to the URL of link B etc.).

Has anyone else played with this, or is there something in here you codemastes recognise as nasty? I'm announcing live radio broadcasts in advance, and I've added links to iCal files, but Google Calendar would be a plus.

Goodnight from Vienna

Jonathan

yonghokim yonghokim, 7 years ago

Hmm.. try tinurl.com (or bit.ly) as the culprit may be the ampersand and other special characters stuck in between

jonathan, 7 years ago

Good point yonghokim. I thought of it but wanted to avoid a second redirect. I suppose I could create a tinyurl that points to a bit.ly that points to a ... ;-)

Having said that, practically no-one clicked on the iCal links I added. Perhaps it was a overkill after all. You live and learn.

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