Re: browsers translate characters?

Eric Asher Perlman (
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 22:15:32 +0500

On Wed, 7 Jun 1995, Rick Stout wrote:

> I've been working on a CGI script (in C) and discovered that
> forward slashes put into a text field on a form get received
> at the server as the string "%2F". (And that tildes (~) are
> received as "%7E" and colons as "%3A".)

These are Hex Escapes (or something like that)... That is a character
encoded. No matter what %7E should translate to ~.....etc.