Thanks for the input. I am using the QtmhRdStin api to parse the query_string. Yes, the conversion mode was a typo. My config says %%EBCDIC/MIXED%%. Thanks -----Original Message----- From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of web400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:40 PM To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries Subject: Re: [WEB400] Cgi Conversion Hello,
I have been running a cgi (rpg) program for years the takes 2 parameters and generate a page. The second parameter could blanks in it and I handled it using the escape sequence %20 in the generated url. It looks like /?00220+A%20T%20. We recently went to V5R4 and now my escape sequence is being ignored (%20 not being converted to blank).
How are you parsing the QUERY_STRING? Is this a routine that you wrote? Or are you calling an API of some kind? Or CGIDEV2? Or....? Neither Apache nor the original server will convert %xx to a character for you. It's up to your application, or an API that you call, such as the ones I listed above, to convert %20 to a blank, or %xx to the appropriate character.
My apache instance config says cgiConvMode %%EBCIDIC%%/%%MIXED%%. This application worked fine on V5R3.
Hmmm... your CgiConvMode has some typos in it. Are they typos in your actual configuration file, or just in the e-mail you sent to this list? It should look like this: CgiConvMode %%EBCDIC/MIXED%% Yours, however, has an extra "I" in the word "EBCDIC", and has added extra percent symbols to the middle of the string. So I'm wondering if that error is actually in your config file, or if it's just a typo in your e-mail. If it's actually like that in the config file, that might be part of the problem.