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Posted on 2010-08-13
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Hi,

How can I decode url using vb.net or c# or asp.net, the example is as below:


encoded:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/simple:car

Decoded by browser:
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car
Other scenario are characters like %6C in url.

I need clean url so I can use with DownloadString of webClient to scrape data.

Thank you
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by:mrichmon
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Well basic decoding is done via the HttpServerUtility.UrlDecode method


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6196h3wt.aspx

But that doesn't handle the URL conversion that wikipedia is doing....
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by:mkk39
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Thanks for reply

I already tried it but it is not working with example I have shown, please help me to solve issue with my example too

Thank you
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by:mrichmon
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Your example is not encoded therefore cannot be decoded.  It is being converted by wikipedia.
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So, how can I handle it to use with DownloadString ? or any other solution?
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by:mkk39
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Is there any other trick used by wiki, like here in example usage of colon. Can u please tell me if there are others too

Thank you
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WebClient wc = new WebClient();
            wc.Headers.Add("User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0)");
            string s = wc.DownloadString("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/simple:car");
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