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I am getting a hit from URL which contain Encoded data. I have came across a situation where this data had + sign which is getting replaced with space and I don't want it to happen.

Sample URL:

Above URL is sent to users through a third party application.

What I have tried:

I have used Server.UrlEncode(Request.QueryString["REF"]);
It is not replacing + sign with space, but it is replacing "=" sign with %3d.

I thought to use "replace" function to replace "space" with "+". But encrypted data can be anything. Is there another way to avoid this behavior.
Updated 18-Jul-16 3:00am
Bernhard Hiller 18-Jul-16 4:19am    
What about POST instead of GET?

By design (and originally) in url space should be encoded to + and not to %20...
So the solution is - encode the url by yourself, just as you have done...
It will be clear to browser and will not change the data...
An other - probably less preferable - option is to base64 encode your data only (the part after the msg=). In this case you will have to decode manually...
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You need to encode the msg value when you generate\redirect to the url.

string url = string.Format("samplepage.aspx?msg={0}",
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sopi9 18-Jul-16 5:30am    
I am not generating URL, I am getting a hit from another source. So, I don't have control over what I am getting in URL querystring
F-ES Sitecore 18-Jul-16 6:02am    
The app that instigates the request is badly written then. Your only real option is to replace " " with "+" when you read the parameter.
sopi9 18-Jul-16 7:57am    
URL is sent through a SAP application
F-ES Sitecore 18-Jul-16 8:36am    
It doesn't really matter where it comes from, you'll just need to replace " " with "+" after you read it from Request.QueryString.
sopi9 19-Jul-16 1:43am    
Thanks for reply, that is what I am doing, but, I thought there would be more elegant and authentic way to do it.

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