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Re^3: HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue

by remiah (Hermit)
on Aug 30, 2012 at 10:29 UTC ( #990713=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue
in thread HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue

You fixed it , or you didn't fix it. I would recommend to check the version of CGI.pm with command like this.

perl -MCGI -e 'print $CGI::VERSION'

From Character Encodings in Perl, which moritz sometimes cites for unicode issue.

Special care must be taken when reading POST or GET parameters with the function param in the module CGI. Older versions (prior to 3.29) always returned byte strings, newer version return text strings if charset("UTF-8") has been called before, and byte strings otherwise. 
So, it is possible that you use older version of CGI.pm. And one day someone upgrade CGI.pm, you will be in trouble.

Sometimes, older module has different behavior for decoding. I stumbled with older LWP::Simple and these troubles really embarrass me.


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Re^4: HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 30, 2012 at 20:09 UTC
    You got me worried now, I'm not too familiar with these things. I found out I have version 3.55 of CGI.pm. I do have it functioning currently, although I'm not very trusting of it long-term, let alone exactly how it's functioning.
Re^4: HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue
by Jishanator (Initiate) on Aug 30, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
    It's 3.55, I'm not too sure if that's a red flag or not?

      CGI.pm seems to have explicit flag like '-utf8', So, 3.55 may have no problem at all.

      I have no intention to worry you.

      That doc will help you when you have some trouble with unicode, so please read that.

      regards

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