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URLEncoding

 
rdhinesh kumar
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In my J2EE application i have uploaded one MS word file
(Student Marklist March2007.doc)

while trying to download this word file am getting the following URL in the addressbar and statusbar

http://localhost/NewsUpdateFileCount.fms?fileId=244&
fileName=Student+Marklist+March2007.doc&
MODULE_NAME=NEWS_UPDATE_FOLDER&&newsUpdateId=60

But, i need the actual ms word file name should not change in the URL.

the URL should be like :

http://localhost/NewsUpdateFileCount.fms?fileId=244&
fileName=Student Marklist Mach2007.doc&
MODULE_NAME=NEWS_UPDATE_FOLDER&&newsUpdateId=60

In servlet all "spaces" are replaced with "+"

Please any one suggest me to solve this problem.

Regards
Dhinesh kumar R
 
Quintin Stephenson
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URLs may not have spaces in them. If you want a space in the URL it must be encoded. The + symbol is used to replace a space when encoding a URL. There are various websites that will help with URL encoding/decoding. If when you have extracted the value from the URL still contains the encoded characters you will have to decode it yourself. You could use the static decode method supplied in the java.net.URLDecoder class. The API found (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/net/URLDecoder.html) states it will decode the + back to a space. There is also a matching encoding class and static method. The API can be found at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/java/net/URLEncoder.html

Hope this helps.
Q
[ April 05, 2007: Message edited by: Quintin Stephenson ]
 
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