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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: URL encoding
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 23:07:26 GMT
John,

johne wrote:
> Progress!  I am wondering.  When I am creating a URL with a query string
> using the Struts Link Tool, I am wondering what might affect the URL query
> string to get the encoded version of an ampersand, not just a straight
> ampersand.   When I am using the tool as is, I am getting a straight
> ampersand which when I run it through the W3C validator tool, I get errors.
> 
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbank.com&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0
> 
> For the suspect line I am using:
>     $link.setAction( $!pop.rname Jobs 
> 
> I get:
>     /action/pub/submit/job-listing?c=US&r=NJ New Jersey Jobs 
> 
> 
> When I would want:
>     /action/pub/submit/job-listing?c=US&amp;r=NJ New Jersey Jobs 


You want to add this to the end of your tookbol.xml file:

<xhtml>true</true>

This will configure LinkTool to emit URLs encoded appropriately for 
XHTML (which means using &amp; instead of just '&').

Hope that helps,
-chris


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