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Public Function URLEncode(StringToEncode As String, Optional _
   UsePlusRatherThanHexForSpace As Boolean = False) As String

Dim TempAns As String
Dim CurChr As Integer
CurChr = 1
Do Until CurChr - 1 = Len(StringToEncode)
  Select Case Asc(Mid(StringToEncode, CurChr, 1))
    Case 48 To 57, 65 To 90, 97 To 122
      TempAns = TempAns & Mid(StringToEncode, CurChr, 1)
    Case 32
      If UsePlusRatherThanHexForSpace = True Then
        TempAns = TempAns & "+"
      Else
        TempAns = TempAns & "%" & Hex(32)
      End If
   Case Else
         TempAns = TempAns & "%" & _
              Format(Hex(Asc(Mid(StringToEncode, _
              CurChr, 1))), "00")
End Select

  CurChr = CurChr + 1
Loop

URLEncode = TempAns
End Function


Public Function URLDecode(StringToDecode As String) As String

Dim TempAns As String
Dim CurChr As Integer

CurChr = 1

Do Until CurChr - 1 = Len(StringToDecode)
  Select Case Mid(StringToDecode, CurChr, 1)
    Case "+"
      TempAns = TempAns & " "
    Case "%"
      TempAns = TempAns & Chr(Val("&h" & _
         Mid(StringToDecode, CurChr + 1, 2)))
       CurChr = CurChr + 2
    Case Else
      TempAns = TempAns & Mid(StringToDecode, CurChr, 1)
  End Select

CurChr = CurChr + 1
Loop

URLDecode = TempAns
End Function


' URLDecode function in Perl for reference
' both VB and Perl versions must return same
'
' sub urldecode{
'  local($val)=@_;
'  $val=~s/\+/ /g;
'  $val=~s/%([0-9A-H]{2})/pack('C',hex($1))/ge;
'  return $val;
' }
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