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The “#/site” in the URL (for example, http://localhost/#/site/sales) cannot be changed. In multi-site server systems, it appears in the URL for sites other than the Default site.
but why it doesn't work if you copy-paste that URL to another user?
And 't/dev' is it also shows the multi-site server system?
If we can copy and use the url for another user . Then security will be ??. so thats the reason we cannot copy -paste the url to another user.
I dont know the exact reason for it. But i think that will provide some kind of security.
I mean that still we can use Share button to share the report URL but it is different. right?
In both cases we are using Tableau Server permissions...
So if it is like you are saying - using share button URL is not Secure?)
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You are quite right, and I have to admit, I have no idea why, but now i am interested
I am going to move this thread to Server Admin, it will get more specialist attention.
In the mean time...
All I can find online is that # is commonly used for fragment/ fragmentation identification in URLs
But I am not sure that's connected, this is how I am used to # working in a URL...
If you go onto a Wikipedia page (with contents), click an item in contents, you'll be automatically navigated to the relevant area of the page, look at the URL, the item you clicked in contents will appear after the # such as -
Note that this is all done at the end of the URL, vs Tableau which does it at the start, that's why i am not sure if they are connected
Toby Erkson, any ideas?
well, I see. Thanks for links.
Why Tableau Server has '#/site/dev' instead of 't/dev/'?
And another problem with that browser URL:
For example, if you copy-and-paste the browser URL to Excel - you get that structure of URL. And if you click on that link in Excel - you get a error message in browser.
What is this '%20-%20'? From HEX coding of symbols - for '#' it is '0023' or '23' or '%23'. And '%20' it is for 'space symbol'.
Using that source the encoding for above url should be:
So why Excel encode it like %20-%20?
You raise very good questions for which I'm sorry I can't answer... I simply don't know, but like you, I am interested.
I tagged in a couple of server experts - Toby and Jeff Strauss in the hope they can help/explain
I can't help feeling its something to do with encoding, but what and why, no idea.
Fingers crossed on reinforcements
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I don't know why the two are different. It does add to the confusion.
- The # near the end of a URL is typically used to reference a bookmark or location on the HTML page.
- The # as used by Tableau really *&$@s things up in the beginning of the URL and my understanding is that it's a type of security measure. There have been complaints about this method.
Thanks Toby, I don't like calling you, but I hoped you may have some more insights...
my understanding is that it's a type of security measure. There have been complaints about this method.
any more on this? or just from memory?
Thank you Toby.
Any ideas about Excel encoding?
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This thread I posted a while back may provide a bit of insight as to the reason for the introduction of /#/ in v9 (see the last post). Can't comment on the /t/ bit though - hadn't noticed that