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Re^2: Can the "#" character be passed via $ENV{QUERY_STRING} ?

by mdillon (Priest)
on Feb 25, 2005 at 02:35 UTC ( #434344=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Can the "#" character be passed via $ENV{QUERY_STRING} ?
in thread Can the "#" character be passed via $ENV{QUERY_STRING} ?

You don't need to load all of CGI to do this if you are taking the whole QUERY_STRING as a single value. You can use URI:Escape directly. It is an extremely lightweight module. You'll want to use uri_unescape, like so:

use URI::Escape qw(uri_unescape); my $query_string = uri_unescape $ENV{QUERY_STRING};

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Re^3: Can the "#" character be passed via $ENV{QUERY_STRING} ?
by BUU (Prior) on Feb 25, 2005 at 06:46 UTC
    Just to note, uri_unescape is functionally:  s/%(\d\d)/chr $1/eg; if you don't even want to load the module.
      I think that should be:
      In fact, that's pretty much exactly what's in URI::Escape, except that the module also handles scalar v. list context and multiple arguments. Using uri_unescape still seems preferable to me, since the resource overhead of using the module is basically nil and the mnemonic benefit of seeing uri_unescape instead of a regex is considerable.
        You know, you're completely correct, and that mostly proves your point about using a module. I theoretially knew what the proper code should be, but I wasn't paying attention and wrote something that was broken and didn't even think about it, the module would have been much easier.

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