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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HTTPCLIENT-1366) org.apache.http.client.utils.URLEncodedUtils should parse the semicolon as a query parameter separator
Date Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:01:25 GMT

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Gary Gregory resolved HTTPCLIENT-1366.
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    Resolution: Fixed

In SVN.
                
> org.apache.http.client.utils.URLEncodedUtils should parse the semicolon as a query parameter
separator
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1366
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1366
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpClient
>    Affects Versions: 4.3 Beta1
>            Reporter: Gary Gregory
>            Assignee: Gary Gregory
>             Fix For: 4.3 Beta2
>
>
> org.apache.http.client.utils.URLEncodedUtils should parse the semicolon as a query parameter
separator as well as be more flexible in its APIs WRT specifying query parameter separators.
> See:
> RFC 1866 section 8.2.1 : by Tim Berners-Lee in 1995 encourages CGI authors to support
';' in addition to '&'. 
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1866
> HTML 4.01 Specification: Implementation, and Design Notes: "CGI implementors support
the use of ";" in place of "&" to save authors the trouble of escaping "&" characters
in this manner."
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/appendix/notes.html#h-B.2.2
> Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0 "CGI implementors are encouraged to support the use of
';' in place of '&' "
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_foot.html#FOOT26

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