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[Bug 62663] New: REQUEST_URI includes query string, contrary to documentation


https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=62663

            Bug ID: 62663
           Summary: REQUEST_URI includes query string, contrary to
                    documentation
           Product: Apache httpd-2
           Version: 2.4.34
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Mac OS X 10.1
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core
          Assignee: bugs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Reporter: felipe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Target Milestone: ---

The only documentation I can find for the REQUEST_URI environment variable is
in mod_rewrite’s documentation, which states:

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REQUEST_URI
    The path component of the requested URI, such as "/index.html". This
notably excludes the query string which is available as its own variable named
QUERY_STRING.

(https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_rewrite.html)
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Yet when I print environment variables from a CGI, this variable clearly
includes the query string:

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--- 
CONTEXT_DOCUMENT_ROOT: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/cgi-bin/
CONTEXT_PREFIX: /mailman
DOCUMENT_ROOT: /var/www/html
GATEWAY_INTERFACE: CGI/1.1
HTTP_ACCEPT: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING: gzip, deflate
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE: en-CA,en-US;q=0.7,en;q=0.3
HTTP_CONNECTION: keep-alive
HTTP_DNT: 1
HTTP_HOST: felipe64
HTTP_UPGRADE_INSECURE_REQUESTS: 1
HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:62.0)
Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0
PATH:
/usr/local/jdk/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin:/opt/bin
QUERY_STRING: 12%C3%A93
REMOTE_ADDR: 10.1.4.84
REMOTE_PORT: 57231
REQUEST_METHOD: GET
REQUEST_SCHEME: http
REQUEST_URI: /mailman/env.pl?12%C3%A93
SCRIPT_FILENAME: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/cgi-bin/env.pl
SCRIPT_NAME: /mailman/env.pl
SERVER_ADDR: 10.215.218.116
SERVER_ADMIN: felipe@xxxxxxxxxx
SERVER_NAME: felipe64
SERVER_PORT: 80
SERVER_PROTOCOL: HTTP/1.1
SERVER_SIGNATURE: ''
SERVER_SOFTWARE: Apache
TZ: America/Chicago
UNIQUE_ID: W4gNJQdsM-OMFF6C6rRjCQAAAAA
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This isn’t actually operating from behind mod_rewrite, so I’m not really sure
why REQUEST_URI is being added to the environment. Regardless, should the
documentation be updated? This would seem to be well-established behavior, such
that I’d think altering REQUEST_URI’s value would do more harm than just
updating the docs.

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