Bug 49743 - SSI 'echo encoding="(url/none)"' bug
Summary: SSI 'echo encoding="(url/none)"' bug
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_include (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.15
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-08-12 06:50 UTC by tjones
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description tjones 2010-08-12 06:50:52 UTC
The 'echo encoding' in the Apache SSI module 'mod_include' is not working, and it somehow looks totally messed up. This bug seems to be present since many years already (some reports dating back until 2004). Many people reporting it in several forums, but obviously nobody filed a bug report yet.


The whole encoding is not doing what it's supposed to do.

<!--#echo encoding="url" var="HTTP_REFERER" -->

The resulting URL is NOT ENCODED at all, just returned back AS IS.

However, if I DON'T WANT encoding (encoding="none") and passing a HTML encoded variable like this...

<!--#set var="title" value="&auml;&ouml;&uuml;" -->
<!--#echo encoding="none" var="titel" -->

...it is being DECODED as plain UTF-8 ! I couldn't find a way to return the original HTML encoded string. 

If I *WANT* encoding, I don't get encoding.
If I *DON'T WANT* encoding, I get decoding.

Really strange behaviour...
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:57 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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