Data view web part get parameters from cookies - how to force url decode
Posted on 2011-02-21
Using windows sharepoint services 3.0 and sharepoint designer 2007.
I cannot find any way to make the sharepoint dataview unencode the text saved in the cookie as it reads it. The parameter is being used to control the filtering of the dataview so there is no option to post-process the parameter before it is used. I also cannot pass the data in any other way. We are actually passing a lot of data to the data view and have tried using the query string before. The query string works but under certain situations, the query string becomes to long for the browser (particularly IE7).
I am sure this must be quite a common scenario. As far as I understand, it is quite common to encode text saved to cookies.
Can anyone advise how to make sharepoint decode the cookie text as it is read in?