On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:57 AM, Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > <a href="http://internal/!%22%23$/">A link with special characters</a> > > > ProxyHTMLURLMap "http://internal/!\"#$/" "http://external/!\"#$/" > > > Is it reasonable to expect mod_proxy_html to rewrite URL encoded URLs as > > well? > > IMO no, I don't think the literals in the first argument should be > expected to match the URL-encoded content > Agreed that the pattern above should only match and pass (or reflect, in a rewrite case) a literal '#' for a fragment. If you mean %23, don't write it as '#'. The %-enc should be retained, and matched distinctly, unless their plaintext is equivalent, e.g. meets none of the sub-delim or delim or restricted set. Which must therefore include %25, % encoded '%' itself. Any %41 or 'A' are equivalent because their definition is an identity. But I don't know that you can use %41 in the match pattern as we would not decode that, and you likely can force any result to contain a %41. This is not well handled in general, there are ideas floating around, but since there is no committee interest beyond 2.4.x and complete division of opinion on how anything >2.4.x would be managed, it looks most practical to clearly document existing observed behavior.