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Id: 89968
Status: resolved
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Queue: HTTP-Message

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: leonerd-cpan [...]

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Broken in: 6.06
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Subject: Extraction of authorization from URL needs to happen sooner
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The HTTP::Request + LWP::UserAgent pair of modules correctly handles the case my $resp = $ua->request( GET "http://user:pass@host/path" ); but despite that the HTTP basic auth header is a property of the HTTP::Request itself, this appears to be being handled entirely by LWP rather than HTTP::Request. It would be more useful for other HTTP useragents which are based on HTTP::Message objects if this were handled within HTTP::Request itself. I feel that therefore the behaviour ought to be somewhere that after my $req = GET "http://user:pass@host/path"; We now have the Authorization header correctly set in $req and the user:pass@ removed from the embedded URL in the first request line. Ideally then at this point print $req->as_string; should yield GET /path HTTP/1.1 Host: host Authorization: Basic dXNlcjpwYXNz ... -- Paul Evans
For context see also -- Paul Evans

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