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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: dealing with empty field names in query
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 22:11:22 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Jonathan Vanasco <jvanasco@2xlp.com>
> To: modperl <modperl@perl.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 3:30:20 PM
> Subject: Re: dealing with empty field names in query
> 
> 
> On Feb 6, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Phil Carmody wrote:
> 
> > In those name/value pairs, according to HTML 4 at least, the names must begin 
> with a letter [A-Za-z]. The empty string does not do so. Garbage in, garbage 
> out.
> 
> 
> 
> Part of me agrees with that philosophy.
> 
> Another part of me is more practical.
> 
> We had to stop using libapreq2 for cookies, because we found out that wordpress 
> (being a shoddy piece of software) was generating invalid cookies at times.  
> when apreq encountered it, it segfaulted.

What version of apreq was this?  And did you report it to the apreq-dev@ mailing list?

> so while the engineering part of me is okay with garbage in / garbage out, the 
> management side of me says sometimes you have to expect bad data and try to make 
> the best of it - otherwise you lose customers and revenue.



      

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