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Encoding of space in query

See original GitHub issue


I have a problem. axios sends queries there space is encoded as + like


and this results in an error from express-openapi-validator:

{"path":"","message":"Parameter 'search' must be url encoded. It's value may not contain reserved characters."}

The line here includes + as a reserved character in queries

axios seems to working on this because even thou + is a standard is it several systems which don’t handle this.

So how will you handle this?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

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cdimasciocommented, Nov 19, 2020

In order to use reserved characters in query paramus, you can set allowReserved: true on the query parameter.


  - in: query
    name: path
    required: true
        type: string
    allowReserved: true    
johandalabackacommented, Nov 19, 2020

Very good. Thank you 😊❤️

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