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GitHub bug: "Go to file" leads to encoded URL

See original GitHub issue

Please ensure:

  • The bug is caused by Refined GitHub. It doesn’t happen if I disable the extension.
  • The bug happens after clearing extension cache. The “Clear cache” button below can also be found at the bottom of the options page.

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Not actually RGH bug, but affects RGH.

The native “Go to file” feature now leads to URL encoded file paths, prevent some features like rgh-feature-descriptions to work.

virtualList.addEventListener('virtual-list-render-item', (event: Event) => {
    if (!(event instanceof CustomEvent)) return
    const frag = new TemplateInstance(template, {
      item: event.detail.item,
      id: `entry-${Math.random().toString().substr(2, 5)}`,
      urlEncodedItem: encodeURIComponent(event.detail.item)
    const marker = frag.querySelector<MarkedTextElement>('marked-text')
    if (marker) marker.positions = positions

Maybe we can add a feature to “normalize” these paths, could even bring in.

Implementation I can think of: create a hidden PJAX link that links to the normalized path, then click it to trigger PJAX navigation (or probably just do a hard refresh?).

Include in this issue:

  • Screenshots/video/gif demonstrating the bug, if it’s visual
  • Console errors, if any

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:7 (6 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

SuperSandro2000commented, Mar 8, 2022

This would be really great to have. I often copy the paths from the GitHub URL and needing to HTML decode them first is a pain.

kidonngcommented, Mar 18, 2022

Seems like GitHub resolved this by replacing encodeURIComponent() with this:

// Encode list item for URL accounting for '/' for items that are paths
function urlEncodeItem(itemName: string) {
  return encodeURIComponent(itemName).replaceAll('%2F', '/')
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