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Gisle Aas

NAME

URI::Escape - Escape and unescape unsafe characters

SYNOPSIS

 use URI::Escape;
 $safe = uri_escape("10% is enough\n");
 $verysafe = uri_escape("foo", "\0-\377");
 $str  = uri_unescape($safe);

DESCRIPTION

This module provide functions to escape and unescape URI strings. Some characters are regarded as "unsafe" and must be escaped in accordance with RFC 1738. Escaped characters are represented by a triplet consisting of the character "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits. The following functions are provided (and exported by default):

uri_escape($string, [$unsafe])

This function replaces all unsafe characters in the $string with their escape sequence and return the result.

The uri_escape() function takes an optional second argument that overrides the set of characters that are to be escaped. The set is specified as a string that can be used in a regular expression character class (between [ ]). E.g.:

  \x00-\x1f\x7f-\xff          # all control and hi-bit characters
  a-z                         # all lower case characters
  ^A-Za-z                     # everything not a letter

The default set of characters to be escaped is:

  \x00-\x20"#%;<>?{}|\\^~`\[\]\x7F-\xFF
uri_unescape($string)

Returns a string with all %XX sequences replaced with the actual character.

The module can also export the %escapes hash which contains the mapping from all characters to the corresponding escape code.

SEE ALSO

URI::URL

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 1995-1997 Gisle Aas.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.