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iOS Build An iTunes Search App URLs and Parameter Encoding Encoding a Query String

Garrett Votaw
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Garrett Votaw
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Parameter Encoding

I'm creating an app and using URLQueryItem to automatically add my percent encoding. The API I'm using has a parameter called "referenceDate" and needs a date in the MM/dd/yyyy format. Unfortunately they expect the forward slashes to be percent encoded as %2F. Why does URLQueryItem not percent encode this? It seems like an oversight of Apple or am I missing something?