semicolon separated parameter url

how can asp file identify a semicolon separated parameter in url. AS perl thier iis setting  for this. ASP understand only & separated parameter in url.


any body face this problem. plesae advise me what to do for this .
either any setting in iis or any where in asp progarm.

thanks in advance
-Mahendra Singh
mca_msAsked:
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astankovicCommented:
Are you talking about QueryString parameters? As far as I know it’s in HTTP protocol that & is used to separate QueryString parameters. So there is no IIS setting to change that, and there isn’t anything in ASP page that you can set.

Alex
1makCommented:
you could split the querystring?

e.g.

dim sParms()

sParms = Split(Request.Querystring, ";")

sParms(0) = first parm
sParms(1) = second parm

UBound(sParms) returns the last element number;

dim sParms()
dim sParm()
dim nLoop

' get parms
sParms = Split(Request.Querystring, ";")

' iterate thru each parm displaying name and value
for nLoop = 0 to UBound(sParms)
    sParm = Split(sParms(nLoop), "=")
    Response.Write "Parm: " & sParm(0) & " equals " & sParm(1)
next
mca_msAuthor Commented:
This is style of url

oldstyl_url standard
newstyle_url Sttandard

Some program return this style like semicolon. In there is in perl or PHP we have setting for both semicoln as well ampersand.

So I am searching abt this... without any parse can we do or not???

Thanks

-Mahendra Singh
arnoldCommented:
Mahendra,

Do you know which program/s is/are returning the semi-colon separated values?

Can you adjust the separators within those programs?

Technically, Request.Form("parametername") is a builtin parser and the results are hashed.  Ie.  parse on &.  the resulting items are parsed on equal and added to a hash with the parameter as the key and the value from the url as the value of the key.  
I Do not know whether it could take an argument as to the type of separator. i.e. Request.Form("parametername","&;")

1mak has the right approach if one can rely that only semi-colons will be used as separators. Which by the added info provided by Mahendra, the assumption  can not be made.

using 1mak's approach, one would need to first parse on the ampersand (&).
Then find within the separated items, those that contain two equal signs and a semi-colon and parse on a semi-colon.  repeat for each ampersand separated item, until all you have is parameter=value items.

Most likely 1mak's approach modified as above is used in the perl/php code (posibly using modules?).

Arnold

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