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Till now I was thinking HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(" ") was a space. But the below code always returns false.

string text = " ";
text = HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(text);
string space = " ";
if (String.Compare(space, text) == 0)
  return true;
  return false;

Same when I try with Server.HtmlDecode()

Why is it so?

Any help would be much appreciated
Posted 26-Nov-12 1:38am
Updated 26-Nov-12 1:41am
Richard MacCutchan 26-Nov-12 8:00am
What is the value of text after the call to HtmlDecode()?

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Solution 1

You use htmlEncode to encode the string
You use htmlDecode to decode the string,

The encoding/decoding is done to remove whitespaces and special or escaped characters.

(" ") is simply non-breaking space 

try this and see what you get

string text = " ";
string space = "";
text = HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(text);
space = HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(text);
if (String.Compare(space, text) == 0)
  return true;
  return false;

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