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cgiapp versus apache & nginx+fcgiwrap


On 02/08/2017 20:34, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> On 8/2/2017 1:13 AM, Robin Becker wrote:
> 
>> we always seem to get keys in K even if it is an empty list. 
> 
> Can you treat None and empty list the same?
> 
>>
>> Looking at the envirnment that the cgi script sees I cannot see anything 
>> obvious except the expected differences for the two frontend servers. 
> 
> Might be more enlightening to look at the input data stream, if the environment 
> is the same.

Seems for the servicenow requests that with apache no CONTENT_TYPE is set in the 
environment, but nginx+fcgiwrap has CONTENT_TYPE=''. That makes cgi.FieldStorage 
behave differently as when not available it sets a default content-type of 
"application/x-www-form-urlencoded" which then forces a parse and creates an 
empty list attribute.

I think the way forward would be to force an empty CONTENT_TYPE into the 
environment if it is not already set.
-- 
Robin Becker