Cloud Service:Special Character Replacement

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Using the REST service may require that you encode certain characters using the proper URL entities before adding them to a URL. Characters like spaces, slashes, ampersands, and others must be replaced by special codes, which usually consist of a percent sign followed by a two-digit hexadecimal number.

The following table shows the replacements for the most common characters.

Character Encoding
Space  %20 or +
*  %2A
#  %23
&  %26
 %  %25
$  %28
+  %2B
,  %2C
/  %2F
 :  %3A
 ;  %3B
<  %3C
=  %3D
>  %3E
 ?  %3F
@  %40
[  %5B
]  %5D
~  %7E
& & (ampersand)
" (left/right quotes should be replaced with straight quotes)
' (apostrophe)
< < (less-than)
> > (greater-than)
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