[thelist] encoding web addresses

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Sun Jan 21 23:48:07 CST 2007




Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a simple question as I am trying to mess around with the behaviours
> of web browsers and trying to incorporate some of them into my own browsing
> software.
> How does a web browser encode web addresses?
> Many special characters like space character, "%", "&" etc. are encoded by
> web browsers in to the characters which are not illegal for web addresses
> e.g. space character to "%20". What is the general rule used by web browsers
> for this encoding? I am trying to write a little procedure in VB6 which
> could identify illegal characters and encode them into web browser
> compatible characters and the other way around.
> Thanks,
> --
> Syed Zeeshan Haider
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