Newline in Key Legal

Jim Adler jim.adler at
Tue Oct 25 15:00:10 EDT 2011

Hi Bryan - Thanks for the info but no dice. app.config http_url_encoding
is "on" but the key shows as not found.

Anything else I can try?


On 10/25/11 8:26 AM, "Bryan Fink" <bryan at> wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Jim Adler <jim.adler at> wrote:
>> Hi Bryan - I'm now running 1.0.1 but the keys were inserted under 0.14.
>> I
>> tried your test and it worked fine.  So, maybe I'm caught between
>> inserting under an old version and now reading under another?
>It's possible that your upgraded nodes are operating in compatibility
>mode wrt. key decoding, rather than using the 1.0 default behavior.
>Look in the riak_kv section of your app.config for the line:
>     {http_url_encoding, on},
>If that's missing or set to 'compat' instead of 'on', then asking for
>"foo%0Abar" over HTTP will attempt to look up "foo%0Abar", not
>"foo\nbar".  There are two ways to access this key in 1.0, one
>request-level the other global.
>The request-level path is to use the X-Riak-URL-Encoding header:
>    curl -H "X-Riak-URL-Encoding:on" http://.../foo%0Abar
>That will enable the 1.0 decoding behavior for just that request.
>The global path is to alter the aforementioned setting in your
>app.config and bounce the node.  Note that if you had any keys with
>percent signs or other invalid URL characters in them, though, you'll
>now have to encode those keys when requesting them (this is the reason
>for leaving upgraded nodes in 'compat' mode by default).

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