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Re: Webfolders and URL encoding

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 11:12:34 -0700 (PDT)
To: Tim Ellison/OTT/OTI <Tim_Ellison@oti.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10004281102080.21499-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Tim Ellison/OTT/OTI wrote:
> While we are on the subject of webfolders, can anyone provide insight as to
> why WebFolders does not use '+' to encode the space character when doing
> URL encoding, and fails to recognise it on responses from the server?
> 
> WebFolders appear to consistently use %20 for the space char, and don't
> decode '+' when one is returned.

'+' is not a valid encoding for 'space'. Some clients and servers do it
for parts of a URL (particularly within the 'query' section), but it is
not standard.

Refer to RFC 2396 (URLs) and RFC 2616 (HTTP), Section 3.2.
  http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc2396.html
  http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc2616.html

Cheers,
-g

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Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Friday, 28 April 2000 14:05:30 GMT

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