Suffixes containing special characters

You might see (or inherit responsibility for) older DOIs which contain other characters, and require special treatment in a URL:

  • Encode hash or pound sign # as %23
  • Encode left bracket ( or less than < as $lt; and right bracket ) or greater than > as &gt;
  • Do not encode forward slash /

For example, use:<135::AID-PSSB135>3.0.CO;2-%23

instead of:<135::AID-PSSB135>3.0.CO;2-#

Page owner: Isaac Farley   |   Last updated 2020-April-08