UsagiYojimbo Wrote:Well, see for yourself:HTML URL Encoding @ W3Schools
On the other hand, some scripts do not handle it properly... However, the URL/URI is correct.
BTW, what you mention, the plus sign haveing extra meaning: it is possible, if that plus sign is encoded as %2B. If that happens, that means that there is some multiple encoding to your URL/URI... Try removing them, until only one remains. (Well in case of a scraper, you could remove the encode attribute.)
um... sure if it was a simple matter of encoding yes they would mean the same, but what we're dealing with is the site's search routine and not simply the encoding.... apparently the site for which i am working with interprets a + as MUST exist and not as a space... its server side interpretation, not W3 consortium standard encoding that is the matter... I understand what you're saing but the interpretation of symbols is sometimes different in a website's search routine