FIX: The System.Net.HttpWebRequest class parses the string "//" into "/" in a request URI in the .NET Framework 2.0

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, the System.Net.HttpWebRequest class parses the string "//" into "/" in a request Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

Note This problem does not occur in the .NET Framework 1.1.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, x86-based versions

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2213,022,84803-Oct-200619:26 x86
Microsoft.jscript.dll8.0.50727.221749,56803-Oct-200619:26 x86

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, x64-based versions

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2213,022,84803-Oct-200619:03 a64
Microsoft.jscript.dll8.0.50727.221749,56803-Oct-200619:03 a64

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Itanium-based versions

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2213,022,84803-Oct-200619:03 i64
Microsoft.jscript.dll8.0.50727.221749,56803-Oct-200619:03 i64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
The System.Net.HttpWebRequest class in the .NET Framework 2.0 may parse the Request-URI to remove or to replace certain characters to follow the HTTP Request for Comments (RFC) guideline. During the parsing, the System.Net.HttpWebRequest class replaces "//" in the Request-URI with "/". However, this change does not comply with HTTP 1.1 RFC.

For more information about the HTTP 1.1 RFC URI, visit the following World Wide Web Consortium Web sites:
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec3.html#sec3.2
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec5.html#sec5.1.2
For more information about the HTTP 1.1 RFC URI, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force Web site:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt (Section 3.3)

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Article ID: 924551 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 x64 Edition
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 IA64 Edition
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