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Re: missing part of Subject from & on

From: Dietmar P. Schindler <schd@mra.man.de>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 08:48:17 +0200
Message-id: <200008090648.IAA11055@aras.mra.man.de>
To: www4mail-comments@w3.org
>From: Onime Clement <onime@ictp.trieste.it>
>Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 11:48:51 +0200 (MET DST)
>On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Dietmar P. Schindler wrote:
>> http://www.amnesty-caribbean.org/Petitionstext.html contains a form that
>> results in
>> POST http://amnesty-caribbean.org/cgi-local/textout.pl/petition/format.txt&/petition/result.txt
>> www4mail responds correctly, except that the subject says
>> Subject: Requested (URL - http://amnesty-caribbean.org/cgi-local/textout.pl/petition/format.txt)
>> The part from the & on has been removed.
>Yes, www4mail does not include the data section of URLs on the subject
>lines, in order to keep the length small and also to hide sensitive data!
>A sacn of the subject of your e-mail should not reveal submitted data.

Dear Clement,

thank you for the quick answer. I understand there are good reasons for
not including posted data in the subject. But: In this strange URL, the
part "&/petition/result.txt" does not belong to the data section, which
is given to www4mail as name=value lines, but to the URL itself, as you
can tell from the fact that it appears in the POST action string, which
I should have cited instead of the above:

XFORM= form method POST action "http://amnesty-caribbean.org/cgi-local/textout.pl/petition/format.txt&/petition/result.txt"

Best regards,
Received on Wednesday, 9 August 2000 02:48:41 UTC

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