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After thinking again about your code, I have one question and one additional remark. Please note that C and assembler is my main business, so I am usually using the sort of Perl syntax which is similar to C, and I might have misunderstood what you are doing in your code. Anyways:

delete $cgi->{param}{keywords} if length && !/[&=]/;

Do I get this right: The "keywords" parameter is deleted if the length of the query string is >0 and the query string does not contain = or &? The code would then fail when the script would be called without any query string (which was the situation where I was surprised by the problem the first time). If I am right, we should write

delete $cgi->{param}{keywords} if (!defined || !length || !/[&=]/;

instead. Correct?

One more problem / remark: Suppose the script is called via

/cgi-bin/script.pl?Test

CGI.pm then would generate a parameter "keywords=Test", and we would remove that parameter accordingly. But that would be only the half of the way: I think that "Test" in that case should be a KEY in the parameter list which has an empty (or undefined) value. How exactly should we handle this? What is the difference between the following calls (from the viewpoint of the CGI specification)?

/cgi-bin/script.pl /cgi-bin/script.pl? /cgi-bin/script.pl?Test /cgi-bin/script.pl?Test=

Of course, I'd test myself before boring others, but I am not sure if it would be a good idea to find out by using CGI.pm or Plack, because I now have learned that (at least) CGI.pm does unexpected things, so I could not use that for testing. Not sure about Plack, though.

Regards,

Nocturnus


In reply to Re^2: Unwanted parameter when executing CGI scripts by Nocturnus
in thread [SOLVED] Unwanted parameter when executing CGI scripts by Nocturnus

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