odd url format - what is it called?
Is there a specific word/term for this url format?
@charles URL encoding
URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character-set.
Since URLs often contain characters outside the ASCII set, the URL has to be converted into a valid ASCII format.
URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits.
URLs cannot contain spaces. URL encoding normally replaces a space with a plus (+) sign or with %20.
@rod always learning here. thanks!
Me also! This is a great community of knowledgeable people who seem genuinely interested in sharing their knowledge.
Funny that mostly I see that URL butchering on Windows systems. The Linux and OS X ones don't seem to have to obliterate URLs so badly.