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Old 11-25-2003, 05:44 PM   #1
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browser does not convert query_string/url spaces to '+', seeking workaround?

hello everybody,

i've been writing a CGI for the past few months, and have run into a problem.. one of the services i'm developing, i've encountered a problem.. this service is simular to an AIM 'subprofile'... the problem is the browser (AIM's profile window), has a variable named '%n' which is replaced with the person's user name when they click the link.. unfortunatly, in AIM, screennames are allowed to have spaces, and %n does not convert the spaces to a '+' or a %20... therefor the web server panics and drops the query with an error... i was wondering if there was a way to intercept the url string and put the +'s where they belong.. or take the spaces out all together. BTW, i'm writing this in C.


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