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URL redirection works in IE but junk char are intro in Chrome,FF



URL redirection works in Internet Explorer, however junk characters were introduced in the Chrome and Firefox browser URL's.

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a HTML rule and pass an URL as parameter to it (url should include '=' symbol).
2. Now in an activity, call the 'Show-HTML' method.


Internet Explorer:

Root Cause

A software use or operation error.

User has configured pega:reference tag to populate URL value, while URL redirecting.

var url = "<pega:reference name="Param.url" mode="normal"/>"

In pega:reference tag, user has used mode parameter value as normal.

For normal mode, output converts <, >, & and * characters to the corresponding HTML entities (< >, & and * respectively). This results extra characters in URL.


Perform the following local-change:


var url = "<pega:reference name="Param.url" mode="normal"/>"


var url = '<%= tools.getParamValue("url") %>'

Published May 4, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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