[thelist] HTML Forms: Handeling blank spaces

Wade Armstrong wade_lists at runstrong.com
Fri Jul 11 14:02:07 CDT 2003

on 7/11/03 11:07 AM, Casey Crookston at casey at thecrookstons.com wrote:

> I've got a simple HTML form using mehod = post, and there are a couple of
> hidden values.  Trouble is, every time one of these hidden values contains a
> blank space, everything after the space is dropped.  How do I force it to
> convert to  %20 (or what ever it is for blank) instead of dropping it?

Are you surrounding your attribute values with "s ?

For instance, the following will truncate your value after the first space:
<input type=hidden name=somefield value=a long sentence>

Quoting the value will avoid truncation:
<input type=hidden name=somefield value="a long sentence">

Of course, for good form, and validity, you should quote all attribute
<input type="hidden" name="somefield" value="a long sentence">
There's just no good reason not to.


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