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Hi,

I have a little problem with the urls sent in notification emails. The email gets sent fine and I can see the url correctly within them, how ever when I click the url I'm taken to the question page only.

I can see within the email;

/2440/to-be-or-not-to-be?show=2458#a2458

but, when I click the url and go to my website I can only see in the address bar;

/2440/to-be-or-not-to-be?show=2458

Could it be redirectly somehow?

Here's my .htaccess

DirectoryIndex index.php
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
#RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)//(.*)$
RewriteRule . %1/%2 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php?qa-rewrite=$0&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]
 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
 
</IfModule>
Q2A version: 1.6.2

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Just a question : are you sure that you have that url inside the email body ?

if, inside your email, you move the mouse over the link above and right-click , and you click on the context menu item "copy link location", and after you paste it somewhere (notepad or browser address bar), do you have the url with the # part ?

I ask it to you since I do not think that the fragments (# part of the url) are sent to the server, since they should be  "commands" for the browser if I'm not wrong.

So the # part of the url should not arrive to Apache's mod-rewrite ....

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Thanks maxjtechno, if I copy&paste into notepad it shows the correct url. It only gets removed if I click the link within the email, very stange.
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I received the notification for this post here, clicked the url within the email and had the some problem?? Could it be my email client stripping it out? Windows Mail
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which browser are you using ? if you enter the url with the #  directly in the address bar and press enter does it works correctly ? (taking you to the correct section of the page)
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I'm using the latest version of Chrome and yes if I paste the url it works.
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if you click on this link (with your email client) :
http://www.question2answer.org/qa/22674/one-another-error-in-q2a-version-1-6-dev?show=22813#a22813
do you go to the right section of the page ?
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yes, strange a?
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Wow, well done!! just tested using webmail and it works so, got to be problem with Windows Mail, thanks for the help
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great !!! change email client :-)
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+1 for nice support of maxj
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