[Catalyst] Slash characters in a path argument
bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Wed Sep 28 15:45:49 GMT 2011
On 27 Sep 2011, at 15:41, Ian Wells wrote:
> I have a string I want to use as one argument to a controller. It's
> user-sourced and occasionally has slashes in.
> I use this as
> $c->uri_for('/controller/action', 'string/with/slashes');
> (done in TT, as it happens, but the results are the same)
> I'd like that argument to be the first argument of my controller.
> uri_for doesn't encode the slashed string, so that gives me /
> controller/action/string/with/slashes, and misses my one-argument
Yes, this is as we rely on being able to just concatenate path parts
However if you supply uri_for with an action object (or use
uri_for_action), then encoding will happen as expected in CaptureArgs
> If I URI-encode it, things work better in the Catalyst webserver,
> $c->uri_for('/controller/action', 'string%2Fwith%2Fslashes');
> The url is then /controller/action/string%2Fwith%2Fslashes and the
> action is found; Catalyst even decodes it, and we're laughing.
> However, this leads to weird things happening. If you run under
> lighttpd/fastcgi, it thoughtfully decodes the slashes for you, which
> brings us back to the first case: it misses my 1-argument controller
> and gets me a 404. Catalyst reports:
> [debug] "GET" request for "content/series/David%20Audley%20/%20Jack
> %20Butler:%20Chronological%20Order" from "xx.xx.xx.xx"
> [debug] Path is "/"
> [debug] Arguments are "content/series/David Audley / Jack Butler:
> Chronological Order"
You haven't given us any of the information needed to help you debug
this, so I can't help.
This _does_ work (as I'm using it).
> Now, one answer to this is to encode slashes in such strings as non-
> uri-encoding. Another is to have special-case actions that can have
> slashed arguments in them. A third would be to change lighttpd's
> behaviour - there's a bug open for exactly that but no activity on
> it; also, I suspect other webservers behave similarly...
> Has anyone come up against this before? Any tips?
Start with the documentation for use_request_uri_for_path => 1 in
If that doesn't help, hop onto irc (or reply to this mail) and paste
some info like the startup debug and full request debug please?
More information about the Catalyst