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Re: [SOLVED] Unwanted parameter when executing CGI scripts

by Nocturnus (Sexton)
on Jan 07, 2013 at 08:36 UTC ( #1011975=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to [SOLVED] Unwanted parameter when executing CGI scripts

Well, there is more misbehavior in CGI.pm. For example, if we call

/cgi-bin/script.pl?keywords=bla

then $q->url_param contains the key "keywords", but the respective value is empty. That means that you can't pass a parameter named "keywords" via query string if you use $q->url_param. The value of the "keywords" parameter will just be overwritten by CGI.pm.

Due to the problems mentioned in this thread, and due to the problem described above, I dumped CGI.pm and now parse the query string myself (with the help of uri_unescape). My code is now working like expected.

Regards,

Nocturnus


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Re^2: [SOLVED] Unwanted parameter when executing CGI scripts
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 07, 2013 at 09:14 UTC

    Well, there is more misbehavior in CGI.pm....

    Nope, wrong again.

    But I'm glad you've found a solution that works for you

      What exactly is wrong again?

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