Someone shared a link with me, which goes nowhere. The user was on a mobile device, and the link was sent to my Gmail account. I've asked if I can share the original link (might be sensitive) and haven't hear back yet.
I've found some similarly structure links via Google. Here's an example:
(It's all one link, just wasn't sure how else to force a line wrap in markdown.)
What I want to know is, what is the "leo://plh/" part about? I have basic understanding of URL structure, schemes, and URL encoding... or in this case, double-encoding? Not sure how / gets turned into *3, though.
This seems like something Google would've answered for me, but 20 minutes later I'm stumped. All I find is more examples of links that are formed this way, not an explanation of why.
ETA: It's been suggested this is a custom URI scheme - makes sense. But whose is it? Who / what uses it? Google "leo://plh/" and you'll see that various sites have these links, and they point to content on more than one other site.