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URLEncoding Issue

Sam Kumar
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Joined: Nov 30, 2001
Posts: 38
I am facing one problem related to URLEncoding. In my servlet after retrieving lets say name from database...i am encoding using the URLEnoder class and generate a dynamic HTML but it seems that URLCoding is not working properly. Here is the code snippet:
String testStr = "Test'String'";
testStr = URLEncoder.encode( testStr );
System.out.println("encodedValue: " + testStr);
I verified that endoded value is:
Now I am generating dynamic HTML with
out.println("<A HREF="javascript:submitForm('" + testStr + "');">Test<A>");
The generated page does not contains the encoded value, because of single quote, this link is not working:
<A HREF="javascript:submitForm('Test'String');">Test</A>
Ideally I shoould see:
<A HREF="javascript:submitForm('Test%27sString');">Test</A>
Thanks in advance!
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
Posts: 986

Single quote encoding is %27 not %27s

Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
Posts: 986

Have you tried to printout testStr before you encode it, to ensure that the single quote made it into the string?
Cindy Glass
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