Mapquest LInk

I am trying to have a link located in an external text file. The link url is quite long, as it is a link to Mapquest with the destination address already filled in:



When the user is clicks on the link, only so many characters come up:


…and the link does not work as intended.

Is there a limit to the number of characters that can appear in a link? If so, is there a workaround?

(In the text file, I have replaced all occurences of “&” with “%26”)