I am expecting
System.out.println(java.net.URLEncoder.encode("Hello World", "UTF-8"));
This behaves as expected. The
URLEncoder implements the HTML Specifications for how to encode URLs in HTML forms.
From the javadocs:
This class contains static methods for converting a String to the application/x-www-form-urlencoded MIME format.
and from the HTML Specification:
Forms submitted with this content type must be encoded as follows:
- Control names and values are escaped. Space characters are replaced by `+'
You will have to replace it, e.g.:
System.out.println(java.net.URLEncoder.encode("Hello World", "UTF-8").replace("+", "%20"));