Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#9712 closed (fixed)

Format of HTTP headers in request.META not clear

Reported by: Masklinn Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.0
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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The documentation for HttpRequest.META clearly indicates that HTTP headers are stored in it, but it doesn't clearly spell the format: Content-Length becomes CONTENT_LENGTH, but Accept-Encoding becomes HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING.

It might be useful to specify that (apart from special cases), all HTTP headers get prefixed by HTTP_ and all "-" characters are replaced by "_" characters (e.g. X-Forwarded-For becomes HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FROM).

A basic patch is provided, applies cleanly against branch 1.0.X @rev 9534

Attachments (1)

meta_headers.patch (735 bytes) - added by Masklinn 10 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 10 years ago by Masklinn

Attachment: meta_headers.patch added

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [9582]) [1.0.X] Fixed #9712 -- Documented how HTTP headers are converted to request.META keys. Based on a patch from masklinn.

Backport of r9579 from trunk.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by (none)

milestone: post-1.0

Milestone post-1.0 deleted

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