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<schemeSettings> Element (Uri Settings)

Specifies how a Uri will be parsed for specific schemes.

<configuration> Element
  <uri> Element (Uri Settings)
    <schemeSettings> Element (Uri Settings)

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.



Child Elements




Adds a scheme setting for a scheme name.


Clears all existing scheme settings.


Removes a scheme setting for a scheme name.

Parent Elements




Contains settings that specify how the .NET Framework handles web addresses expressed using uniform resource identifiers (URIs).

By default, the System.Uri class un-escapes percent encoded path delimiters before executing path compression. This was implemented as a security mechanism against attacks like the following:\

If this URI gets passed down to modules not handling percent encoded characters correctly, it could result in the following command being executed by the server:

c:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c dir c:\

For this reason, System.Uri class first un-escapes path delimiters and then applies path compression. The result of passing the malicious URL above to System.Uri class constructor results in the following URI:\

This default behavior can be modified to not un-escape percent encoded path delimiters using the schemeSettings configuration option for a specific scheme.

Configuration Files

This element can be used in the application configuration file or the machine configuration file (Machine.config).

The following code example shows a configuration used by the Uri class to support not escaping percent-encoded path delimiters for the http scheme.

      <add name="http" genericUriParserOptions="DontUnescapePathDotsAndSlashes"/>



Schema Name

Validation File

Can be Empty