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Greetings to All,

I asked this question in the chatterbox a couple of weeks back, but looks like this task is tougher than I thought. Hence I'm posting it here in the hopes it reaches a wider audience and of course, a solution.

I need to get the exact order in which the HTTP request headers were sent by the browser from within my CGI script. I need this to perform browser fingerprinting.

All the following don't seem to work

# %header will be in random order my $q = CGI->new; my %header = map { lc($_) => $q->http($_) } $q->http; # %ENV is in random order print Dumper \%ENV my $h = HTTP::Headers->new(%ENV); # this returns the headers in the recommended # "Good Practice" order. print Dumper $h->header_field_names; # this doesn't work as well print $h->as_string;

You can check the order in which the request headers were sent using Firebug.

PHP's getfullheaders() works :(

Any help would be great. Perhaps some Apache module can help? I will be releasing code to this fingerprinting module to CPAN.

Thanks!


In reply to Get the order of HTTP request headers by arc_of_descent

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