URLencode bug?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri Mar 18 00:50:23 EDT 2011


I think URL Encode seems to ignore linefeeds and/or returns in its midst, so
an occasional line break or cr  should break up the line limit problems.

On 17 March 2011 21:44, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> I ran into this earlier and tried to ask about it, but wasn't very clear.
>  When you urlEncode the field it turns it into one huge unbroken line, and
> certain lengths of unbroken lines cause fields some problems it seems. The
> line length you get from the urlEncode is within the accepted limits
> according to docs, but something seems broken in fields. To see this in
> action, try this stack.. Click add data several times till the line length
> gets to 14700 and poof.  Only the overflow shows.  I didn't bother to find
> the exact breakover point, but there it is. Also, behavior varies with line
> wrap on and off. With line wrap off, things poof when you get to to 8400
> line length, but the overflow never shows.  So my feeling is its a field
> problem, not an encode problem.
>
> go URL "http://guidezone.info/FieldBug.livecode"
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
>
> > I am trying to URLencode some data and for some reason it won't encode.
> >
> > Can anyone else get this to encode? It's a simple text field with no
> funny
> > chars.
> >
> > Here's a test: (put in msg box and hit return)
> > go URL "http://www.widgetgadget.com/stuff/URLencodeBug.livecode"
> >
> > For some reason it CAN URLencode the first 3111 chars, but barfs on any
> > past
> > there. Is there a char limit to what URLencode works on?
> >
> > TIA,
> > C
> >
> > --
> > Chipp Walters
> > CEO, Shafer Walters Group, Inc.
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