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From Alex Jacobson <a...@interband.com>
Subject general/876: path-info should not be urlencoded
Date Thu, 17 Jul 1997 14:40:01 GMT

>Number:         876
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       path-info should not be urlencoded
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 17 07:40:01 1997
>Originator:     alex@interband.com
linux, solaris, sunos
apache urldecodes path-info but not query strings.
the upshot is that cgi-scripts lack information about what was really
sent to the server since the urldecoder does not fail when there are
characters that should have been encoded.
You should not urlencode
make a cgi that prints the environment
try typing:
turn off url-decoding of path-info or make it a config option
1. no urldecoding of path-info
2. urldecoding only for correctly encoded path-info
3. urldecoding of all path-info (current behavior%2

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