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Escaping filename in http response

I know I *could* look this up in the relevant RFC... but I thought
someone might know it off the top of their head.

I'm offering files for download via a CGI. I am inserting the filename
into the relevant http header. Where the filename contains spaces
firefox truncates it - which is probably correct behaviour for firefox
- but annoying :-)

Which is the right function to escape the filename urllib.quote or
urllib.quote_pl us ?

It's probably quote_plus..... .. (and I'll probably try both later...
but someone might answer before that)

:-)

Thanks
Fuzzyman
http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml

Jul 18 '05 #1
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"Fuzzyman" <fu******@gmail .com> wrote in message
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Which is the right function to escape the filename urllib.quote or
urllib.quote_pl us ?


Neither. Just drop quotes around it, after having sanitized it
(assuming it's plain ASCII). Alternatively you could use the
email package for MIME stuff like this.
Jul 18 '05 #2
Nice one - thanks.

Fuzzy
http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml

Jul 18 '05 #3

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