Re: Percent encoding

Dear Philip,

> Perhaps YouTube decodes first and splits last, or perhaps they just use
> a regexp to find v=XXXXX anywhere. Whatever is the case with YouTube, I
> assume we want to match as closely as possible how query strings works
> in e.g. ASP, PHP, JSP and Perl CGI, or there is no benefit in using
> something that resembles query strings.
> We can never be 100% compatible, for reasons listed in a note after

Thanks, the note is indeed really useful. For all the following 
statements, do you think it is possible to indicate a suitable reference?
     *  "&" is the only primary separator for name-value pairs, but some 
server-side languages also treat ";" as a separator.
     * name-value pairs with invalid percent-encoding should be ignored, 
but some server-side languages silently mask such errors.
     * The "+" character should not be treated specially, but some 
server-side languages replace it with a space (" ") character.
     * Multiple occurrences of the same name must be preserved, but some 
server-side languages only preserve the last occurrence.

Best regards.


RaphaŽl Troncy
EURECOM, Multimedia Communications Department
2229, route des CrÍtes, 06560 Sophia Antipolis, France.
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Received on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 10:40:41 UTC