[wplug] URL control codes?
apapadop at alumni.cmu.edu
Thu Jun 22 01:36:16 EDT 2006
On Thursday 22 June 2006 07:00, Zach wrote:
> Some URLs I see have weird control characters in them such as:
> Does anyone know of an RFC or something that will tell me what each
> control code means? Such as [space], [/], etc..
It's a rather complex issue it seems.
You may start reading up on it from wikipedia, the usual source of
These articles point to (among RFCs and other good stuff) to this
practical table: http://i-technica.com/whitestuff/urlencodechart.html
> Also is there a way to force a browser (such as Firefox) to not use
> these control codes?
I assume the answer is no. Why would you want to do that?
> I was looking through my bookmarks and these codes are everywhere!
That's perfectly normal. Otherwise URLs and therefore all online objects
would be limited to a strict ASCII-only character set, without any
special characters like spaces, commas and the like. We wouldn't want
that to happen.
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