Re: browsers translate characters?

Rick Stout (
Thu, 8 Jun 1995 09:15:01 +0500

At 10:36 PM 6/7/95 +0500, Eric Asher Perlman wrote:
>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.

I assume these map to ASCII. Does anyone know where there is a
reference with these values?

-Rick Stout