||A Canary Trap for URI Escaping|
|Subject:||Escaping vs Encoding.|
Response to: Escaping vs Encoding.
I agree with BasSchulte - Escaping is a kind of Encoding. Both are ways of translating between one symbol system and another. Escaping is a the subset of encodinng where the contents are enveloped within the target coding. It is irrelevant that escaping uses prefixes to tag metacharachters. The problem (over-encoding) can still exist in other contexts.