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Re: Percent encoding

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:45:50 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831002241445g65c5dc2dmf8395c84f4a2ec4a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>, Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:19:47 +0800, Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl> wrote:
>> Does anyone know what the canonical reference is for percent-decoding?
>> Because we seem to assume it can be done late, but I just typed
>> <http://www.youtube.com/watch%3fv=FwJduPtCvSM%26feature=rec-r2-2r-1-HM> into
>> my browser URL field, and the ? and & were decoded...
> You need to use a packet sniffing tool like wireshark to see what is
> actually sent over the network. Browsers change the ways URLs are displayed
> to make them look nicer. Servers can of course do whatever strange things
> they want with the URL, but does the above link actually work? (I'm in
> China, where YouTube does not exist.)

Yeah, totally works and is displayed in exactly that way in the
browser bar in Firefox 3.7a.

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