Apparently, there have been a change in Firefox regarding encoding the spaces in the URLs of the Query Service. This can cause problems when reusing these URLs.
Here are the facts we noticed so far:
- When running a query in Firefox, the spaces are displayed as spaces in the URL bar (before, it was replaced by %20)
- In Chromium, the string %20 replaces correctly the spaces
- for some users (Syced, @Lucas_Werkmeister_WMDE) when they copy/paste the link from Firefox, the spaces are not replaced by %20 (causing troubles for example when inserting this link into wikicode or markdown)
- for some other users (@Lea_Lacroix_WMDE) when I copy/paste the link, in wikicode, or in my text editor, the spaces are correctly replaced by %20.