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UrlEncode & UrlPathEncode - "%20" vs "+"

SweatCoder asked
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
It exasperates me that on an asp.net page, both Server.UrlEncode and Server.UrlPathEncode convert spaces to "+" instead of "%20". The "%20" is more correct and always works. Sometimes the "+" in URLs in IE proves invalid and won't find the resources. For example, this link breaks on my pc:


but this link works fine:


Is there a different .net method I can use, that does the conversion from space correctly to %20? I realize I can do the replace manually, but that's code clutter in a thousand places in my app and I'd like something more elegant.
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Try Server.HtmlEncode.



LearnedOne, HtmlEncode doesn't work right for URL values. That is only for encoding HTML values for display on a web page so as to avoid script injection.
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