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GameDev doesn't URL-encode URLs with Unicode characters


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#1 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

After seeing this thread's interesting title, I decided to check the page source and see if the URL, where it was linked, was properly URL encoded. It was not. I checked both the this page and this page, and neither of them URL encoded it as:

 

http://www.gamedev.net/topic/642153-%E2%99%AAmarble%E3%83%BBtime%E2%98%85ost%E2%98%85release%E2%99%AA

 

Like they ought to have.

 

Just an FYI.


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#2 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1833

Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

As far as I know, both methods are valid, it's just that encoding is preferred for security reasons (makes it harder to spoof another URL by using similar characters). Well, and maybe compatibility with some servers, but maybe browsers rewrite the URLs under the hood to work around that.


Edited by Sik_the_hedgehog, 21 April 2013 - 10:16 PM.

Don't pay much attention to "the hedgehog" in my nick, it's just because "Sik" was already taken =/ By the way, Sik is pronounced like seek, not like sick.

#3 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

According to RFC 3986, they must be URL encoded: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding
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