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From "Jim the Standing Bear" <standingb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: which commons codec converts space to %20?
Date Thu, 08 May 2008 16:08:42 GMT
thanks a million, Henri!

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 2:27 AM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> Cheesy is how we earn our wages :)
>
>  I had a quick play at adding it to Codec. The simplest method seems to
>  me to be to add a subclass, as making it an option on URLCodec doesn't
>  feel very clean due to the bitset being static.
>
>  package org.apache.commons.codec.net;
>
>  import java.util.BitSet;
>
>  public class NoPlusURLCodec extends URLCodec {
>
>     protected BitSet NO_PLUS_WWW_FORM_URL;
>
>     public NoPlusURLCodec() {
>         super();
>         cloneBitSet();
>     }
>
>     public NoPlusURLCodec(String charset) {
>         super(charset);
>         cloneBitSet();
>     }
>
>     private void cloneBitSet() {
>         NO_PLUS_WWW_FORM_URL = WWW_FORM_URL.clone();
>         NO_PLUS_WWW_FORM_URL.clear(' ');
>     }
>
>     public byte[] encode(byte[] bytes) {
>         return encodeUrl(NO_PLUS_WWW_FORM_URL, bytes);
>     }
>
>  }
>
>  Completely untested/uncompiled etc - it looks like removing the space
>  char from the bitset will turn off the feature. Probably not worth the
>  effort of bothering with given you can do the replace.
>
>  Hen
>
>  On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Jim the Standing Bear
>
>
> <standingbear@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Thanks Henri.  It sounds like what I have to do after all.  I was
>  >  trying to avoid this - not because it is difficult, but just sort of
>  >  cheesy if you know what I mean
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:29 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  > It probably needs to be an option added to the URLEncoder class. I
>  >  >  doubt there's anything that does this for you right now.
>  >  >
>  >  >  For now - I would recommend that you use a search and replace on the
>  >  >  output of URLEncoder to change the + to %20.
>  >  >
>  >  >  Hen
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >  On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:23 PM, Jim the Standing Bear
>  >  >  <standingbear@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  >  > hello,
>  >  >  >
>  >  >  >  I am always under the impression that URL encoding converts spaces
to
>  >  >  >  %20, and only to find out the URLEncoder from both commons-codec and
>  >  >  >  java converts spaces to "+" signs.
>  >  >  >
>  >  >  >  So the question is, which codec converts spaces to %20?  I am working
>  >  >  >  on a piece of code that allows users to download some files, and if
>  >  >  >  the spaces in the filenames are converted to "+" signs, then firefox
>  >  >  >  automatically chops off everything from the first "+" to the end.
 So
>  >  >  >  I would like to convert them to %20 instead, but not sure which code
>  >  >  >  actually does that.  Thanks.
>  >  >  >
>  >  >  >  - Jim
>  >  >  >
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