[ic] area tag encoding dash in sku to %2d

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Sat Jun 10 07:51:32 UTC 2017

On 10/06/17 09:10, IC wrote:
> I am trying to stop the area tag from encoding a dash in the sku to %2d
> in mv_arg in the url, ie when using:-
> <a href="[area function/stock_alert [item-code]]">[L]In-Stock
> Notification[/L]</a>
> If the sku is 100-10 the url generated is
> /function/stock_alert?mv_arg=100%2d10

It shouldn't hurt anything, but if you want it to go away try this:
[area href=function/stock_alert form="mv_arg=[item-code]"]

> Where does the dash get encoded to %2d, I looked in Interpolate.pm and
> various other files but couldn't work out where is was being encoded.
> Can I make dash an allowed character somwhere?

Alternatively you can replace the hexify function in Util.pm using a
globalsub (in interchange.cfg):

GlobalSub <<<EOR
sub override_hacking {
    package Vend::Util;
    sub hexify {
        my $string = shift;
        $string =~ s/([^\w-])/sprintf '%%%02x', ord($1)/ge;
        return $string;


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