Function

GLibUriescape_string

Declaration

char*
g_uri_escape_string (
  const char* unescaped,
  const char* reserved_chars_allowed,
  gboolean allow_utf8
)

Description

Escapes a string for use in a URI.

Normally all characters that are not “unreserved” (i.e. ASCII alphanumerical characters plus dash, dot, underscore and tilde) are escaped. But if you specify characters in reserved_chars_allowed they are not escaped. This is useful for the “reserved” characters in the URI specification, since those are allowed unescaped in some portions of a URI.

Available since:2.16

Parameters

unescaped

Type: const char*

The unescaped input string.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
reserved_chars_allowed

Type: const char*

A string of reserved characters that are allowed to be used, or NULL.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
allow_utf8

Type: gboolean

TRUE if the result can include UTF-8 characters.

Return value

Type: char*

An escaped version of unescaped. The returned string should be freed when no longer needed.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.