If Url can contans '=='

just a quick one that if an url can contains character like '==' ?

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No you will need to encode special characters. http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

You could use the following to encode and decode:

string encoded = HttpServerUtility.UrlTokenEncode(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(stringtoencode));

string decoded = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(HttpServerUtility.UrlTokenDecode(encoded));

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Alfred A.Commented:
Check this link out:


Check section 2.2. URL Character Encoding Issues for details especially on the reserved character part as equal (=) sign is a reserved character.  However, it looks like '==' is allowed.

I guess to be sure, if it is possible, encode the characters you need to include in URL.
Alfred A.Commented:
By the way, I provided a specification that has been superseded by rfc2396.

Check the link below:


Equal sign (=) is still considered a reserved character.  Quoting section 2.2 of the specification:

   Many URI include components consisting of or delimited by, certain
   special characters.  These characters are called "reserved", since
   their usage within the URI component is limited to their reserved
   purpose.  If the data for a URI component would conflict with the
   reserved purpose, then the conflicting data must be escaped before
   forming the URI.
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