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  1. CouchDB
  2. COUCHDB-883

Wrong document returned due to incorrect URL decoding

Details

    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • 1.0.1
    • None
    • HTTP Interface
    • None
    • Kubuntu 10.4, Firefox 3.6.8

    • Committers Level (Medium to Hard)

    Description

      I have two documents in my database: "a b" and "a+b". The first can be retrieved via "/mydb/a%20b" and the second via "/mydb/a%2Bb".

      When I enter "/mydb/a b" in the browser it automatically encodes it so the correct document is returned. But when I enter "/mydb/a+b" the URL is sent intact since "+" is a valid character in a path segment according to [1]. The problem is that "GET /mydb/a+b" makes CouchDB return the document with id "a b" and not the intended one, which is against the URI spec .

      For an informal description of URL encoding one may refer to [2].

      [1]: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
      [2]: http://www.lunatech-research.com/archives/2009/02/03/what-every-web-developer-must-know-about-url-encoding

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          Muharem Hrnjadovic

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