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From Michael Becke <be...@u.washington.edu>
Subject Re: form urlencoding, was Re: URI query escapes
Date Sun, 22 Jun 2003 04:04:59 GMT
> I know in the product we develop, we switched away from using 
> java.net.URLEncoder because it didn't work properly.  Unfortunately 
> the decision was made before my time so I'm not entirely sure of the 
> details and it could well be that the bugs were only present back in 
> JRE 1.1.  I'd say that if we have our own code already I'd continue to 
> use it, but if not just test java.net.URLEncoder and I'll see if I can 
> find out from some of the old timers at work exactly why we don't use 
> it.
>
> I've known us to not use something for legacy reasons or because it 
> showed up bugs in our code as well, so don't take this as an 
> objection, just a word of caution.

My only guess is that URLEncoder may not handle character encodings 
correctly.  I agree that we might as well stick with the code we 
already have (once fixed).

Mike


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