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Re: &-separator from a form

From: <kgeorge@tcpsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 16:30:50 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <36800E99.634861E8@tcpsoft.com>
To: Taco IJsselmuiden <taco@ch.twi.tudelft.nl>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Taco - 

"%26" is all you need.  0x26 is 38 in decimal which is the ascii code
for the "&" character.  Download the html/http spec(s) from somewhere
and read about URL encoding.  Of course, you will have to un-encode the
number when you get it ... but that is fairly trivial.

char *p = "%26";
char  c = 0;

if (*p == '%') {
  p++;
  if (isdigit(*p) && isdigit(*(p+1))) {
    c = ((*p - '0') * 16) + (*(p+1) - '0');
    p += 2;
  }
}

Kyle George
kgeorge@tcpsoft.com

Taco IJsselmuiden wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Is there any way to define the separator (&) used when using a form ??
> (i.e.:
> <form action=cgi.cgi method=get>
> <input type=text name=one value="something">
> <input type=text name=two value="another thing">
> <input type=submit value="submit">
> </form>
> 
> would result in this url:
> http://..../cgi-bin/cgi.cgi?one=something&two=another+thing
> )
> 
> The problem with this is, that & has a special meaning in HTML, so using
> such an URL in a HTML-page is not perfect.
> I could use (i.e.) ; as a separator in the HTML-page, but still most UA's
> use & when data is submitted trough a form. That's not very practical,
> having two different separators.
> 
> Greetings,
> Taco.
Received on Wednesday, 23 December 1998 06:08:12 GMT

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