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Bug #63947 $_POST set as NULL for GET when Content-Type is set as application/json
Submitted: 2013-01-08 20:27 UTC Modified: 2013-10-01 09:31 UTC
From: gholland85 at gmail dot com Assigned: mike (profile)
Status: Closed Package: pecl_http (PECL)
PHP Version: 5.4.10 OS: Ubuntu
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2013-01-08 20:27 UTC] gholland85 at gmail dot com
Description:
------------
When submitting a GET request with the header 'Content-Type: application/json' the  
$_POST superglobal is set to NULL. It should always be an empty array. Although 
the Content-Type is not required for a GET, some client side frameworks such as 
backbone and spine include it by default, regardless of whether is is a GET, PUT 
or POST. PHP frameworks such as Symfony2 expect the $_POST superglobal to be an 
array at all times. 

Test script:
---------------
<?php


/**
When accessing this via a GET request with the Content-Type header set to application/json, the $_POST superglobal is set to NULL. It should be set as a blank array.
**/


var_dump($_POST);
die();

?>

Expected result:
----------------
array()

Actual result:
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NULL

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 [2013-01-09 12:32 UTC] mike@php.net
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: mike
 [2013-01-09 13:14 UTC] mike@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of mike
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=329042
Log: Fix bug #63947 $_POST set as NULL for GET when Content-Type is set as application/json
 [2013-01-09 13:15 UTC] mike@php.net
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2013-01-09 13:15 UTC] mike@php.net
The fix for this bug has been committed.

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 [2013-10-01 00:43 UTC] k94ur2 at idirect dot com
This bug is also a problem on Windows 8 and Windows XP platforms.  This bug fix has not been implemented on PHP 5.4 releases up to 5.4.19.
 [2013-10-01 09:31 UTC] mike@php.net
The only interesting version number regarding this bug is the version number of the pecl_http extension.
 [2014-08-05 16:50 UTC] mike@php.net
Automatic comment on behalf of mike
Revision: http://git.php.net/?p=pecl/http/pecl_http.git;a=commit;h=b4920d7ad19ae6704e10cb29fca652b47e1bc61f
Log: Fix bug #63947 $_POST set as NULL for GET when Content-Type is set as application/json
 
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