[thelist] ASP URLDecode

Tab Alleman Tab.Alleman at realmetros.com
Fri May 3 10:15:10 CDT 2002

Ok, since you asked...

We've got a database with some URL fragments stored in it.  We used to
pull the values from the database and generate a link with a querystring
in it.

Now we want to be able to take that URL fragment, and parse it into
<input type="hidden" name="foo" value="<%= URLDecode(bar) %>">'s

So that we can POST it, rather than expose all our stuff in the

But, we don't want to change the data in the database.  And the data in
the database is already in URL format with lots of %20's and stuff.  So
that's why I'm looking for an already-written decoder.  But I'm
certainly open to other work-arounds.

-----Original Message-----

I agree, if you can find an already built-in function to handle whatever
you're trying to do, go for it.

I did stumble across this though:

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> What exactly are you trying to do?  There might be a workaround
> to have ASP
> do the work; e.g. use request.querystring, etc.
> Josh

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