Difference between revisions of "LlEscapeURL"

From Second Life Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(stupid script, but anyway)
m (added one line in the example script to show that "LSL Portal" will be escaped to "LSL%20Portal")
Line 8: Line 8:
 
|caveats=* The function is not appropriate for escaping a URL all at once because the ':' after the protocol and all of the '/' characters delimiting the various parts will be escaped.  Instead, build the URL in parts, escaping parts of the path and query string arguments as needed.  
 
|caveats=* The function is not appropriate for escaping a URL all at once because the ':' after the protocol and all of the '/' characters delimiting the various parts will be escaped.  Instead, build the URL in parts, escaping parts of the path and query string arguments as needed.  
 
|constants
 
|constants
|examples=<lsl>//provides a clickable link to the LSL Portal by escaping the space in the title
+
|examples=<lsl>
 +
// provides a clickable link to the LSL Portal by escaping the space in the title
 +
//  "LSL Portal" here becomes "LSL%20Portal"
  
 
string title = "LSL Portal";
 
string title = "LSL Portal";
  
default{
+
default
     state_entry(){
+
{
 +
     state_entry()
 +
    {
 
         llOwnerSay("http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/" + llEscapeURL(title));
 
         llOwnerSay("http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/" + llEscapeURL(title));
 
     }
 
     }
}</lsl>
+
}
 +
</lsl>
 
|helpers
 
|helpers
 
|also_functions={{LSL DefineRow|[[llUnescapeURL]]}}
 
|also_functions={{LSL DefineRow|[[llUnescapeURL]]}}

Revision as of 02:20, 31 July 2012

Summary

Function: string llEscapeURL( string url );

Returns a string that is the escaped/encoded version of url, replacing spaces with %20 etc. The function will escape any character not in [a-zA-Z0-9] to %xx where xx is the hexadecimal value of the character in UTF-8 byte form.

• string url

To clarify, numbers and ASCII7 alphabetical characters are NOT escaped. If a character requires more then one byte in UTF-8 byte form then it returns multiple %xx sequences chained together.

Caveats

  • The function is not appropriate for escaping a URL all at once because the ':' after the protocol and all of the '/' characters delimiting the various parts will be escaped. Instead, build the URL in parts, escaping parts of the path and query string arguments as needed.
All Issues ~ Search JIRA for related Bugs

Examples

<lsl> // provides a clickable link to the LSL Portal by escaping the space in the title // "LSL Portal" here becomes "LSL%20Portal"

string title = "LSL Portal";

default {

   state_entry()
   {
       llOwnerSay("http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/" + llEscapeURL(title));
   }

}

</lsl>

See Also

Functions

• llUnescapeURL

Articles

• UTF-8
• Base64

Deep Notes

History

  • Prior to SL versions 1.19.1.81992, this function was limited to returning a maximum of 254 characters. SVC-470

Search JIRA for related Issues

Signature

function string llEscapeURL( string url );