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Canonicalize: &ne becomes ? unexpectedly

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Won't Fix/DesignLimitation

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Helen Kupeli / ()

Created: 07/19/2018

Components: Functions

Versions: 2016,11.0,13.0

Failure Type: Incorrectly functioning

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: 2016.0.06.308055 /

Priority/Frequency: Normal / Some users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Windows 10 64 bit

Vote Count: 1

Problem Description:I'm using canonicalize as one step in checking URL's before validating each URL variable.  For some reason &ne seems to always translate as ? even in situations where that is not expected nor appropriate.

Steps to Reproduce:
<cfset varURL = "" />
<cfset varCheck = Canonicalize(varURL,true,true)/>
Now look at the value of varCheck.

Actual Result: The value of varCheck will be ""

Expected Result:"" since each variable is valid.

Any Workarounds: switch the order of the variables so newVar is first.  That only will work if you only have one variable that starts with "ne".



The canonicalize function checks for multiple and mixed encodings (html, url and javascript) given any string. &ne is a valid html entity there by it replaced it with the equivalent html character. The function treats the given url as string it there by canonicalizes the string.
Comment by S V.
30040 | November 06, 2018 01:09:08 PM GMT