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Date: 2013sep18
Language: javaScript

Q.  How do I encode a URL string that might contain forbidden characters
like space or backslash?

A.  Modern browsers have these functions build in:

encodeURI() encodeURIComponent()
Example use:
var myfile "c:\\windows\\hello.txt"; var myurl = "http://host.com/?file=" + encodeURIComponent(myfile);

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