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From: Simon Chiang <simon.a.chiang@gmail.com>
To: Rack Development <rack-devel@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Why is there quote parsing on queries?
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:20:20 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2d67024e-41cd-493b-838d-cf06cf4b64ce@g28g2000prb.googlegroups.com> (raw)

Rack currently parses out quoted values such that you get this:

  foo='bar'   # => {"foo" => "bar"}

Rather than this:

  foo='bar'   # => {"foo" => "'bar'"}

I came across this when I was trying to send multiple quoted values
through a text field such that:

  Text Field           Encoded String                  String After
  "'a' 'b'"                %27a%27+%27b%27        "a' 'b"
  " 'a' 'b' "              +%27a%27+%27b%27+    " 'a' 'b' "

It seems confusing because when a user adds spaces, the quotes are
suddenly preserved.  Obviously a user could work around this by
quoting the whole thing (ie "\"'a' 'b'\"") but I just wanted to know
if this is part of the URL specification someplace, or is quote
parsing a convention introduced by rack?

             reply	other threads:[~2010-01-28 19:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-01-28 18:20 Simon Chiang [this message]
2010-01-29 12:45 ` Iñaki Baz Castillo

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