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Id: 51492
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: HTTP-Message

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: jschulz.cpan [...]
Cc: reed [...]

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Subject: Escape quotes and backslashes HTTP::Request::Common
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Hi, on line 126 of HTTP::Request::Common: $k =~ s/([\\\"])/\\$1/g; # escape quotes and backslashes for some reasons I want to disable escaping of quotes. Is that possible? Maybe with a global variable like $HTTP::Request::Common::ESCAPEQUOTES=0; Cheers, Jonny
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From my duplicate ticket #52312, here's a reason why people would want to not have backslashes escaped: I'm using LWP::UserAgent to send requests to a custom server-side service. LWP::UserAgent uses HTTP::Request internally, which uses HTTP::Request::Common to process requests. HTTP::Request::Common has a line of code that makes sending plain '\n' in requests just not possible: $k =~ s/([\\\"])/\\$1/g; # escape quotes and backslashes I want to be able to send "\n" in a form value, but I can't because of the above line. This means that even if I have a parameter "paths" with "/img/blah.png\n/img/blah2.png", HTTP::Request::Common happily converts the '\n' to '\\n', changing "paths" to be "/img/blah.png\\n/img/blah2.png". I think I should be able to send "\n" in a form value. I can write a small test script if it's needed...
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Okay, then some words about my concern. My reason is that I send a post request to a HTTP-Server (ticket system). The data within the post request are used to generate a email. If the text contains quotation marks Foo bar "foo baz" foo bar. then the mail text contains backslashes Foo bar \"foo baz\" foo bar. for this reason I want to disable quoting.

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