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Passing a URL as a parameter in REST web services

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I am using REST webservices with JSON as the web format.  One of the parameters I need to pass in in a web address ie http://www.experts-exchange.com.  The call is choking on the url as the parameter and creating an error

The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request."  I tried URT encoding but am having trouble with that, It appears and special character is causing a problem.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Charles Baldo
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 400 total points
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URL-encoding is exactly how you should do that. Are you passing it in a GET or something else?
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@¿kaufmed? is right.  You need to give us a more exact and detailed example of something that isn't working.  "://" are the special characters in http://www.experts-exchange.com/ .  Urlencoded it should look like
http%3A%2F%2Fwww.experts-exchange.com%2F

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http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/
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Thank you
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