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parsing queryString from Browser: time variable

Posted on 2006-05-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I am trying to parse the queryString("email=foota@hotmail.com&timestamp=20061005152900") from browser
after i do "String queryString = request.getQueryString()" in my servlet, i am getting:

"email=foota@hotmail.com×tamp=20061005152900" , basically 'times' is being relpaced by 'x'

How can fix this so that after my queryString is still exactly the same.

Question by:komlaaa
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by:Siva Prasanna Kumar
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great &times stands for multiplication in HTML so only its getting replaced by X check out


just try masking it with in some escape tags.
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Im wondering why &times is being converted to X, AFAIK × (with semicolon) is the correct notation
however you can url encode it
query = java.net.URLEncoder.encode(query, "UTF-8");
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by:Siva Prasanna Kumar
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>>Im wondering why &times is being converted to X

check out the link i have given.
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> check out the link i have given.
I know Html Entities but my wonder is why &times without the semicolon ; is being converted
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ID: 16620845
if it was ×tamp
convertion would be correct
but its &timestamp
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hoomanv earned 600 total points
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query = query.replace("&", "&");

before showing within html

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