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Thread: Wildcard in URL

  1. #1
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    Wildcard in URL

    Is there such a thing as a wild card symbol in a URL?

    So for instance, if I wanted to go here:
    "www.amazon.com/books/mybooks/grinch.htm"

    could I have a URL with a wildcard, so it would read something like "www.amazon.con/%grinch.htm"

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    Well, put it this way you cannot have spaces or foreign accented characters within a URL without encoding them.

    ...Only alpha-numerics [0-9a-zA-Z], the special characters "$-_.+!*'()," [not including the quotes - ed], and reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used un-encoded within a URL."
    For example a space in a filename would be rendered: %20

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