[Newbies] HTTP encoding into UTF8

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Nov 16 22:17:51 UTC 2009

On 16.11.2009, at 23:04, Stephane Schitter wrote:

> hello,
> I am playing around with squeak to connect to webservices and I run into issues very early in the process.
> Something to do with url encoding.  Is there any reason the following code:
> 	'aa aa éé aa aa' encodeForHTTP
> would generate this:
> 	'aa%20aa%20%C3%A9%C3%A9%20%A9aa%20%A9aa'
> where "space" is correctly set to %20 before the 'é' gets converted, but then becomes %20%A9 afterwards. As if the %A9 of my 'é' stays in the buffer and breaks my encoding of space character.

Seems you have uncovered a bug. Would be great if you could report it at


Here is a workaround:

	'aa aa éé aa aa' squeakToUtf8 encodeForHTTPWithTextEncoding: 'latin1'

- Bert -

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