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    I'm currently using a redirect script with the urls in a datafeed.. is it neccessary to url encode the links before sending to the redirect? or encode within the redirect?

    or is it fine to just pull it from the database the way it normally looks and pass it through the redirect script? (using header type redirect)

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    If the destination urls are in the redirect url, like this:[destination]

    Then it's safest to encode it. Most modern browsers and servers can handle the unencoded url as a parameter, but older ones, most notably Netscape Navigator 4 will choke.

    If you don't encode it, it'll need to be the last parameter in the querystring otherwise other parameters will get pulled into the redirect.

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