[langsec-discuss] URL parsing
Michael E. Locasto
locasto at ucalgary.ca
Sat Dec 7 21:04:49 UTC 2013
I have found lcamtuf's Browser Security Handbook to be a particularly
enlightening resource on this topic for my students:
On 12/7/13 12:36 PM, Will Sargent wrote:
> While we're on the topic of "X being broken" -- apparently URL parsing has
> to be done in stages, and each segment of a URL has different parsing
> rules. And java.net.URLEncoder is only useful for HTTP form encoding, not
> actual URLs.
> Which means everyone using Java, over the last 20 years or so, has been
> parsing URLs the wrong way. I'm not sure there's enough face palm.
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