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Language: Java
Expertise: Advanced
Jun 4, 2001

Decoding the Application/x-www-form-urlencoded Data


The java.net.URLDecoder class has a static method to perform this decoding. The following code fragment resides in the doGet() or doPost() method of a servlet. The variable request is a javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest object:
 
  String encodedData = request.getQueryString()
  String decodedData = java.net.URLDecoder.decode (encodedData)

The decode(String)method does the following:

1. The plus sign '+' is converted into a space character: '
Sandeep Gain
 
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