Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

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Alink
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Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

Post by Alink » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:19 pm

Hi guys!

I'm trying to capture a string from a http request to the EG webserver.

As far as I can see there is no support for POST requests, only GET. Therefore I have to URLEncode the string before appending it to the request.

I capture the event HTTP.* and get the string from eg.event.suffix. All OK so far, except for the encoding since EG doesn't seem to automatically decode the string upon recieving it.

Now, beeing a Python n00b I wonder: is there an easy way to decode an URLEncoded string in the Python script?


(The string is a path+file that I want to send on to Media Player Classic)

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Re: Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

Post by Bitmonster » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:09 pm

This should be possible with urllib.

import urllib
path = urllib.unquote(data)
...or...
path = urllib.unquote_plus(data)

But actually this should be seen as a bug of the webserver plugin. Of course it should do it itself before initiating the event. I will look into it later.

BTW:
You shouldn't use the event to transfer data. The event.payload is meant for such purposes. Make the URL by putting the pieces together with the "&" sign, like:
http://localhost/index.html?myEvent&C:\whatever\
(with right encoding it should actually look like:
http://localhost/index.html?myEvent&C%3A%5Cwhatever%5C
)
and you get always the event "myEvent" and the path as eg.event.payload[0]
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Re: Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

Post by Bitmonster » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:27 pm

0.3.6.1327 should decode the event and payload right.
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Re: Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

Post by Alink » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:12 pm

Thanx, Bitmonster!

It works like a charm! I also rewrote the scripts to use payload instead (I had missed that feature)!

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Re: Decode urlencoded string from the EG webserver

Post by CollinR » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:52 pm

Another area I haven't played with, looks like I need to start!

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