[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: UriBuilder.segment and build with encodePathSlash

From: Marek Potociar <>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:26:58 +0200

On Oct 23, 2012, at 11:40 PM, Markus KARG <> wrote:

>> But you are forgetting:
>> GET /root/foo/bar/baz
>> @Path("/root/{a}")
>> class Resource {
>> @GET
>> @Path("{b: .*}")
>> public boolean get(...what you had before...
>> }
>> In this case the '/' is not encoded. If the client is getting a
>> template, it has no idea if the server is expecting '/' to get encoded
>> or not. IMO, '/' is a legal character so encoding '/' should be an
>> extreme edge case.
> We seem to live in completely different worlds, as frankly spoken I never
> use {b: .*} in JAX-RS but virtually always have @Path({a}/{b}) patterns
> hence need encoded slashes, so I see it completely reverse: Yours is the
> extreme edge case.
> As we cannot find a consensus, Marek should decide.

There's nothing to decide. It's already been decided. I'm just trying to explain the decision. While I said I am not going to reopen this one, it's better if people understand the decision and take it for their own if possible. If not, at least I tried.


> Regards
> Markus