Quoting Bob A. [email protected]:
work on FeedTools. It’s much, much too strict in my opinion.
I notice that when I plug the URL in question into Firefox, it quietly
escapes the braces. My workaround is call FeedTools, if it throws an
InvalidURL exception (IIRC), escape the URL and try again. Escaping
every URL doesn’t work; another feed URL includes hyphens in the
domain name, escaping them causes problems. For now, I have something
that works for the URLs I am reading. I agree more forgiving URI code
would be nice. However, I am leary of half-smart code.