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September 21, 2006, 2:11 pm
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- Jukka K. Korpela
September 21, 2006, 8:59 pm
Re: HTTP POST with *
The browser will do the necessary escaping (and your form handler has to do
the unescaping, normally by calling a suitable library subroutine).
In practice, "*" won't be escaped; it's a "safe" character.
BTW, 2*8 is just _pseudo_mathematical. In mathematics, the multiplication
sign is either × or a dot operator, for which we can use the middle dot · as
a replacement. The notation 2*8 is just computerese from the ASCII era.
Similar considerations apply. In practice, the browser will escape "/" as
"%2F", but you need not worry about this at all. You simply call some
unescape routine in your form handler.
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")