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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] URL Encoding

From: Matthieu Moy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] URL Encoding
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 19:50:09 +0100
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Jan Hudec <address@hidden> writes:

> Of course, I have never seen an URL with %, so a heuristic that if it
> contains %, it is encoded, otherwise not would probably work for most
> people, but Tom does not like heuristics like this (and is right --

Yes !

> it would be a particularly  ugly interface) (though all web browsers
> do exactly this!).

But a heuristic just displaying a warning message like

"Warning: This URL  seems to be encoded, consider  using the --encoded

Seems to me to be the best compromize ... 


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