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Shawn H. Corey
August 5, 2009 08:00
Re: two questions
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Chas. Owens wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:01, John W. Krahn<> wrote:
> snip
>>> If you want to use the string in a URL then it cannot be truly random,
>>> because
>>> not every character can appear in a URL.
>> That does not make sense.
> snip
> I believe he/she meant that not every character is allowed in a regex,
> so you can't just generate a random string made up of any characters.
> You must use a restricted character set.

I think he means you can't use characters like '/' since they have 
special meanings in HTTP.  But you can translate them to the percent-hex 
notation ( '/' becomes %2F ) before you use them.

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