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Old 05-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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Encoding ( ) in a url with perl

I am working on a re-write of an application and I have run into a bit of a snag when it comes to how I am formatting a url.

Currently I am using perl to facilate the data transfer between my servers and a RETS server. This is all done via a webservice. The uri syntax that I am required to use forces me to use () with in the uri.

I have tried using URI::Escape, but this has gotten me no here. Anyone have an idea on how this can be done?
Old 05-06-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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I'm not trying to do your homework, but I understanding the challenges of specifically working with a RETS server, so:


%params = (
'SearchType' => 'AGENT',
'Class' => 'AGENT',
'Query' => '(UIDOFFICE=SCHW01+),(MLSSTATUS=A+)',
'Limit' => 'NONE',
'Format' => 'COMPACT-DECODED',
'QueryType' => 'DMQL2'

$build_query_string = "";
foreach $key (keys %params) {
$params{$key} =~ s/([^A-Za-z0-9])/sprintf("%%%02X", ord($1))/seg;
$build_query_string .= "$key=$params{$key}&";

print $build_query_string;
Should get back something like:

Query=%28UIDOFFICE%3DSCHW01%2B%29%2C%28MLSSTATUS%3DA%2B%29&QueryType=DMQL2&Limit=NONE&Class=AGENT&Se archType=AGENT&Format=COMPACT%2DDECODED&
Old 05-06-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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The parentheses have special meaning in URIs which is why they’re not escaped by default with uri_escape(). You can, however, force this to happen by specifying a second parameter to uri_escape() manually. Also, you might try using Data::URIEncode or by using POST instead of GET.


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