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Re: CGI param character strangeness

by wardk (Deacon)
on Feb 26, 2002 at 17:09 UTC ( #147651=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CGI param character strangeness

ok, well it appears that I did miss something fairly obvious... this string (which is being passed from another system as a session id) was not URL encoded BEFORE being delivered to my site. So param is decoding it properly and returning what is essentially junk. So if I passed them anywhere else, the session id is mucked up. so the calling system needs to URL encode this first, so it looks like:

sid=%2532%252D%259F%25A5%2554%2512%2523%25AF%25CE%25C7%25D6%25D0%2591% +25AB
which then (properly) produces from the same program above:
sid is: %32%2D%9F%A5%54%12%23%AF%CE%C7%D6%D0%91%AB

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