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Id: 14336
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Owner: LDS [...] cpan.org
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Subject: missing pod documentation for handling non-URLencoded Arguments
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The following chunk of documentation present at http://stein.cshl.org/WWW/CGI/ or other locations is missing in the pod of CGI.pm ! <citation> Handling non-URLencoded Arguments If POSTed data is not of type application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data, then the POSTed data will not be processed, but instead be returned as-is in a parameter named POSTDATA. To retrieve it, use code like this: my $data = $query->param('POSTDATA'); (If you don't know what the preceding means, don't worry about it. It only affects people trying to use CGI for XML processing and other specialized tasks.) </citation> This lack will make people having to handle requests of varying content-types write unnecessary hacks. In addition, I'd like to suggest that the request body for non-url encoded content types should be available via a content_body() method or similar and be documented in the FETCHING ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES-section of the pod Regards Bodo
This will be fixed in 3.12.


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