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From Tsirkin Evgeny <>
Subject Re: Content-Type header
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:14:34 GMT
Dear Rock the Kazbah and the list,
I was just hit by this problem when using ajax request with firefox .
(I know this mail is REALLY old )
Anyway ,for those guys ,like myself ,that are supporting ,applications
written with
apache::asp ,there are must be somebody that at least will have write
to the module on CPAN .
As an example this Content-Type bug from 2008 totally breaks ajax post
request from firefox.
There is a simple fix ,but we need somebody to apply it.

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Rock the Kazbah <>wrote:

>  Hi,
> Back in June 2006, I asked about the content-type header as it relates to a
> form post from a mobile phone browser. The original message that I sent can
> be seen here:
> In a nutshell, in most situations, the browser will send the content-type
> header as 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded' but some browsers under
> certain circumstances, add additional information at the end of the
> content-type header string. In particular, Firefox 3 is sending
> 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8' when a POST request is
> initiated through AJAX. This causes the form elements being submitted in
> AJAX to be ignored.
> I manually did a change on the Apache::ASP::Request module to correct this
> problem, changing the line
>      if($headers_in->get('Content-Type') eq
> 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded')
> to
>     if($headers_in->get('Content-Type') =~
> m|^application/x-www-form-urlencoded|) {
> which solved the problem. However, as the change wasn't bundled into
> Apache::ASP back then, I'm wondering if there's something else I should be
> doing to solve this problem?
> Thanks for any feedback.
> .rw
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