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Last post Nov 26, 2012 03:59 PM by ErezSky
Nov 26, 2012 03:59 PM|LINK
I'm writing a Windows store app, and in my DAL i'm getting XML data from a web service. I'm using HTTP GET requests and responses as exposed by the site's API.
I was able to successfully get data from various methods that doesn't require parameters, or gets integer parametrs..
problem started when i had to use string parameters, english strings passed successfully but strings in hebrew don't.
When i use a test form developed by the site's API, entering say "נאפיס" to the textBox, it returns an XML fine, and with a sniffer, i see that the string was encoded to %E3%E9%F7%F1%E9
When building the URI myself from code with the same name, i only get the XML's schema, and i see that the string was encoded to %D7%93%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%A1%D7%99 - meaning URL encoded with UTF-8..
I tryed to encoding to hebrew and decoding back to utf-8, and got this string: ðàôéñ when i put it in a tool like this: http://coderstoolbox.net/string/ i see that if i URL encode that string(ðàôéñ)
i will get the desired %F0%E0%F4%E9%F1.
So i sent that string to the api, but it showed up as %C3%B0%C3%A0%C3%B4%C3%A9%C3%B1 ang again only returning the XML's schema without actual data..
Another method i tried is to encode the hebrew word differently. Since WinRT doesn't support "httputility", i had to import it back with a reflector.. must tell you, it was not fun..
I ended up with the encoded "נאפיס" with %u05e0%u05d0%u05e4%u05d9%u05e1 When i use it from a browser like so:
it works great, get the actual XML data, and in the sniffer, the parameter stays the same(%u05e0%u05d0%u05e4%u05d9%u05e1).
But when i use it from my code, again i get only the schema, and in the sniffer, i see that the string was encoded to this: %25u05e0%25u05d0%25u05e4%25u05d9%25u05e1 meaning it was URL encoded again!
I'm so desperate from this.. I tried about all combinations..
Does anybody have an idea about this? Thanks.