Upon further review (Its been a long time since I looked at this stuff, was written in 1997) I am NOT "calling" QtmhRdStin. The program just simply defines 2 input parameters. The first is 5 charecters and the second is 4 charecters. These 2 parameters are all that is required. The link is created via another rpg cgi. Because the second parameter can have blanks in it I spin thru each posiotion and replace blanks with %20 when I create the url. This worked up until V5R4. -----Original Message----- From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of web400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:49 PM To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries Subject: Re: [WEB400] Cgi Conversion
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%%.
QtmhRdStin does not parse anything. It just reads the standard input stream of the program. The reason that characters are encoded is so that they're not confused with delimiters. If QtmhRdStin converted them from %xx to actual characters, you would no longer be able to tell the difference between the delimiters and the encoded characters. For example, consider a form that asks who to ship a package to. It'd have a field for the ship-to name and the city. In the "name" field, you key "John & Mary". In the city field, you key "Chicago". This is what gets sent from the browser to the HTTP server: name=John+%26+Mary&City=Chicago If the HTTP server (Apache or anything else) would convert the %26 to the & character, you'd have this: name=John & Mary&City=Chicago Now you have a problem. & is supposed to be a delimiter that separates one field from another! Notice that there's a & between the value of the "name" field and the "City" field. That's what & is for... it's a separator. If you change %26 to &, now "Mary" appears to be a field by itself. You can only decode the hex values AFTER you've parsed it into fields and values. Therefore, it's not possible for QtmhRdStin() to do it! -- This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/web400.