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Bug #22164 $_GET decodes URL encoding incorrectly
Submitted: 2003-02-11 05:38 UTC Modified: 2003-02-11 06:21 UTC
From: arachnid at notdot dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: URL related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-02-11 05:38 UTC] arachnid at notdot dot net
When calling a script with a parameter such as "script.php?test=%5C" (5C is ASCII for '\'), $_GET['test'] incorrectly returns '\\' instead of '\'.


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 [2003-02-11 05:42 UTC] arachnid at notdot dot net
urldecode("%5c") correctly returns "\".
 [2003-02-11 06:21 UTC]
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