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Wow, based on that subject line, I assumed Ben's account had been taken over by a random word generator.

Imagine my relief when that turned out not to be the case.  ;-)


On Sep 8, 2011, at 3:59 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:

> A recent Apache update unexpectedly fixed a problem where mod_rewrite did not properly escape URIs when following the proxy rule [P].
> 
> Some sites have worked around this problem by using the global RewriteMap "escaped", like so:
> 
> RewriteRule (.) http://cloud.9/${escaped:$1} [P]
> 
> Since the update, sites that use this RewriteMap will escape URIs twice, resulting in a malformed URI sent from the proxy to the final server.  If you use the "escaped" RewriteMap through mod_rewrite, please check that your site works properly with proxy URLs containing special chars (such as a space or colon).
> 
> Proxy rewrite rules should be modified to work without the "escape" RewriteMap:
> 
> RewriteRule (.) http://cloud.9/$1 [P]
> 
> Regards,
> Ben

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