Open-URI and percent sign in url

I am trying to use open-uri to open the following url
http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book-Z-H-4.html#%_toc_start
and I’m getting the following error

:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/uri/common.rb:436:in split': bad URI(is not URI?): http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book-Z-H-4.html#%_toc_start (URI::InvalidURIError) from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/uri/common.rb:485:inparse’
from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:29:in `open’
from mitbook.rb:14

However, the url works fine in the browser.

thanks,

Luis

On Sep 27, 2007, at 08:58 , [email protected] wrote:

I am trying to use open-uri to open the following url
http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book-Z-H-4.html#%
_toc_start
and I’m getting the following error

%_t is not a valid % escape sequence. You probably want …#%25_toc…

However, the url works fine in the browser.

The browser is more forgiving, which is nice for people like my parents.

On Sep 27, 11:15 am, Eric H. [email protected] wrote:

The browser is more forgiving, which is nice for people like my parents.

Thanks. That worked!