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From j...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: httpd-apreq/Cookie Cookie.pm
Date Sun, 03 Nov 2002 20:27:18 GMT
joes        2002/11/03 12:27:18

  Modified:    Cookie   Cookie.pm
  Log:
  Issac Goldstand's doc update explaining '\0' byte issues in libapreq's cookie library.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.6       +20 -0     httpd-apreq/Cookie/Cookie.pm
  
  Index: Cookie.pm
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-apreq/Cookie/Cookie.pm,v
  retrieving revision 1.5
  retrieving revision 1.6
  diff -u -r1.5 -r1.6
  --- Cookie.pm	20 Jan 2002 17:27:35 -0000	1.5
  +++ Cookie.pm	3 Nov 2002 20:27:18 -0000	1.6
  @@ -132,6 +132,25 @@
   
   =back
   
  +=head1 CAVEATS
  +
  +=over 4
  +
  +The underlying C code for the Apache::Cookie module
  +presents some unexpected results for Perl programmers
  +when dealing with null bytes ('\0's) inside cookies.
  +Native C commonly uses "null-terminated strings" when
  +storing scalar string values. This means that C uses
  +a '\0' byte to mark the end of the string(EOS). What
  +this means for Perl programmers is that if you wish to
  +create a cookie with a '\0' byte, the underlying C library
  +will simply truncate the value at the '\0' byte.  A cookie
  +with the value '\0' will similarly simply be ignored, as
  +the C library will not detect any content whatsoever.
  +This problem is solved in the libapreq-2.0 library.
  +
  +=back
  +
   =head1 BUGS
   
   =over 4
  @@ -151,3 +170,4 @@
   =head1 AUTHOR
   
   Doug MacEachern, updated for v1.0 by Joe Schaefer
  +updated for v1.1 by Issac Goldstand
  
  
  

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