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vCal - special characters in URL

Posted on 2006-07-11
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I built an asp page to generate an Outlook calendar item for some of our online webcast events. I'm posting the URL to view the webcast in the description of the calendar item.
However I found out that some special characters in the URL such as the equal sign get changed when the calendar item is created.
I found an article that said that special characters in the URL need to be replaced - so I followed the article and replaced the equal sign with%3D
Now, my URL displays the special characters literally :
So I'm seeing my URL as http://test.com?id%3D2345
When I copy and past this URL in my browser the page breaks as it is unable to decode the %3D.
Can someone help ?
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Question by:rbhatia
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Harisha M G earned 125 total points
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Hi, nope.. the characters that are within the strings should be replaced..

In your case, the variable "id" is "2345", and hence the URL should be

http://test.com?id=2345

If your string was "23=45" then the URL would have been

http://test.com?id=23%3D45

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Harish
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