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Bug#83640: web pages: CGIs broken wrt '+'

Arg. What a pain in the ass this one was.

On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 03:26:29PM +0000, Yann Dirson wrote:
> * http://packages.debian.org/g++ translates to
> http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=g++&searchon=names&version=all&release=all
> Should read "keywords=g%2B%2B" instead of "keywords=g++"
> * http://bugs.debian.org/g++ translates to
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=g++
> Again this should be pkg=g%2B%2B
It turns out that '+' are translated into ' ' when sent into cgi
scripts. I have no idea where this is documented and was only
discovered by testing. A quick look through the http spec did
not turn up anything. It's probably buried in some doc on cgi

Anyway, I have fixed the two scripts mentioned to correct the
problem and all tests have worked.

James (Jay) Treacy

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