[jcifs] Re: SMB URL encoding/decoding
teilo at teilo.net
Mon Feb 25 01:41:21 EST 2002
Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>The problem with path components (and I think that this is a problem in
>the RFC) is that the permitted character set is different than in other
>parts of the URL. Eg:
> pchar = unreserved | escaped |
> ":" | "@" | "&" | "=" | "+" | "$" | ","
> userinfo = *( unreserved | escaped |
> ";" | ":" | "&" | "=" | "+" | "$" | "," )
>So the problem is that you need to escape a ';' if you want to use it in a
>path, but not if you use it in <userinfo>, and you have to escape an '@' if
>you want to use it in <userinfo> but not in the path.
And then the domain bit falls over as it is permited to have many ;'s in
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