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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.

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 22:46:43 GMT

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