RE: [xsl] Special Characters in URLs

Subject: RE: [xsl] Special Characters in URLs
From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 04:37:19 -0700
At 04:12 19-06-2001, Eriksson Magnus wrote:
I'm sorry, I don't really understand. I have encoding set to iso-8859-1 for
the xsl:stylesheet and the xsl:output elements, why would it replace it with
the UTF-8 values? How should go about doing this, with characters not valid
for the URL replaced with their HTTP/URL replacement (e.g. " " replaced with
"+", "+" with "%2B" etc)?

The content of the document should be encoded in ISO 8859-1, yes. But a URI is interpreted by a URI resolver such as a Web server, not an XML parser, so the rules for encoding are different. The rules for URI encoding are described in RFC 2718 (§2.2.5) and in the W3C internationalization guidelines (er... somewhere).

IE 5, at least, interprets this correctly, as does (IIRC) Mozilla 5 and Netscape 6, and Opera 4.

Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
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