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lynx-dev Re: 8-bit chars in URL

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: lynx-dev Re: 8-bit chars in URL
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 14:51:38 -0700
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On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 07:12:55AM -0700, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> > The link looks like this:
> > 
> >   a href="index.php?param=/mp3 <D3><CB><C1><DA><CB><C9>"
> > 
> > [8-bit chars as shown by less].  When one folows this link, lynx requests
> > 
> >   index.php?param=/mp3%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%BA%D0%B8
> > 
> > which is hardly an acceptable translation...
> And the server expects us to send
>   index.php?param=/mp3%20%D3%CB%C1%DA%CB%C9
> [Just change <D3> byte to %D3 etc.]

Following what Leonid wrote: this server allows 8-bit chars unencoded,
but requires %20 for space.  So the safest bet is to leave high-bit
chars as they are (but this may be much harder - since the URL is
shown in the display charset in the echo area etc).


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