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what value does getParamter get

ben oliver
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Joined: Mar 28, 2006
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I saw some people use URLRewriting or URLEncoding and observed that sometimes the URL includes some funny things like %20.. or things like that(after I clicked submit button). It seems some char were changed. If I use "getParameter" to retrieve input value, will this method return me the original input value or such funny modified chars ?
David O'Meara

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You will get the original input.
Bear Bibeault
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The "funny modified characters" are URL-encoded versions of special characters used within URLs such as =, &, ? and so on. Without encoding, they'll be assumed to be delimiters rather than parts of parameter names or values.

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