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I'm running the latest magento1.9.x

I am attempting to use a webservice call to create a downloadable link to a url similar to http://dev-nffiles.somesite.org/folder/Temp/9781554132_NurseMgr%27sBookForSaleStuff.mobi

Anytime I pass a url with percent encoding, I get a response "url_not_valid".

Assume I have xdebug and phpstorm, and I have a pretty good understanding of the zend framework, but i'm not going to step through magento core code for an hour. I feel like magento should support unicode percent encoding.

Can anyone recommend how I can get this to work? Its honestly out of the question to get the department creating the links to not do things like use apostrophes or spaces in the filenames.

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Nevermind. I found this stupid nugget of code in the validator

public function validateUrl(&$var)
    {

        if (is_string($var) && strlen($var) > 0) {
            $urlregex = "/^(https?|ftp)\:\/\/([a-z0-9+\!\*\(\)\,\;\?\&\=\$\_\.\-]+(\:[a-z0-9+\!\*\(\)\,\;\?\&\=\$\_\.\-]+)?@)?[a-z0-9\+\$\_\-]+(\.[a-z0-9+\$\_\-]+)*(\:[0-9]{2,5})?(\/([a-z0-9+\$\_\-]\.?)+)*\/?(\?[a-z\+\&\$\_\.\-][a-z0-9\;\:\@\/\&\%\=\+\$\_\.\-]*)?(#[a-z\_\.\-][a-z0-9\+\$\_\.\-]*)?$/i";
            if (!preg_match($urlregex, $var)) {
                throw new Exception('url_not_valid');
            }
        } else {
            $var = '';
        }
    }
  • How did you solved this? May you can add some information and mark you answer as "best one" :) – sv3n Mar 21 '18 at 20:42
  • You have to pass in urls that work with this regex. I'm trying to figure out a .net solution but i'm having trouble encoding the thing. I do know that magento doesn't support percent encoding. – CarComp Mar 21 '18 at 20:57
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