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Last Updated: Thursday February 8 2018 - 06:02:56

";" in URL and I can't escape it.

Poster: thrive
Dated: Tuesday November 30 2004 - 19:05:33 GMT

I am using url rewriting on a few of my domains. The separator for this is a semi-colon. I can't add a "\" before it so I'm looking for suggestions. Thank you.


Re: ";" in URL and I can't escape it.

Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday November 30 2004 - 20:44:22 GMT

No idea if this will work in your situation, but another escape character is the single back quote...

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That helped a bit

Poster: thrive
Dated: Wednesday December 1 2004 - 19:23:12 GMT

thanks that worked but I can't put anything in the url itself.

can I use javascript to do a string replace in the middle of the ai element? it's a long shot.

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Saturday December 4 2004 - 5:41:43 GMT

Hi thrive,

The backquote isn't so much an escape for a single character, in the traditional programming sense. Rather, text in the aI() string that's surrounded with backquotes is treated differently; more literally.

Try this:

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I'm assuming you want a ; at the end of your url string, as in your initial example. Also note the ; before the closing " in the aI() string.

Hope that helps,


2nd use of a semi-colon???

Poster: Cereval
Dated: Friday February 3 2006 - 5:13:31 GMT

How come the second back quotes trick doesn't work?
Trailer;url=/cgi-bin/emAlbum.cgi?c=download`;`p=Watch/Circling The Drain`;`f=ctd_last_trailer.wmv;")
My output ends after Drain ... why is this?

EDIT: Fixed ... I wrapped the whole url in back quotes and it worked.

Poster: Migru
Dated: Friday February 3 2006 - 13:48:00 GMT

sorry - wrong entry