Why special characters like "!" in URL is not acceptable in Content Filter Local Database file?

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Article ID: 167639

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ProxySG Software - SGOS

Issue/Introduction

 

 

Cause

According to RFC 1738:

"...only alphanumerics, the special characters "$-_.+!*'(),", and reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used unencoded within a URL."
 

Resolution

You would need to add open and close quotation in the URL for the Local Database to be successfully build or install, for example:


"www.test.com/!/"  

So in your Local Database file, the URL with and without special characters will look like the one below:

define category one
"www.test.com/!/"  
www.test.com/test/
end