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Id: 48370
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Subject: Needs peer review: docs for query_string should be updated
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The docs for the query_string() method currently say this: "You can also retrieve the unprocessed query string with query_string()" However, I think the "unprocessed" bit is not true. I think the unprocessed query string would be $ENV{QUERY_STRING}. Instead, what query_string() is to build a query string based on the *processed* query string each time. Then a newly constructed query string is emitted, with your choice of semicolon or ampersand delimiters, regardless of what an input query string may have had. I recommend these docs be updated as follows: "You can also retrieve a query string representation of the current object state with query_string()" I'd like someone else to peer review this change and provide an opinion on the issue.
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For what it's worth as a user could I +1 this suggestion. The current doc of query_string is quite misleading. It would also be useful to have raw_query_string to really give the unprocessed query string without poking around in environment variables.
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perldoc updated, will go out in next release. commit c1eb2f373ecdf4e71361227ead3ce453b5a31501 Author: Lee Johnson <> Date: Thu Jun 12 22:27:18 2014 +0200 resolve #58 [ #48370] - clarify docs for query_string() method - it does *not* return the unprocessed query string, it returns a *representation* of the query string, so the current perldoc is misleading.

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