Closed Bug 11772 Opened 22 years ago Closed 5 years ago
Form Submission needs to be cleaned up and use Necko
My understanding is that there is form post data encoding stuff going on in nsFormFrame.cpp that probably should be pulled out and isolated as a general necko stream filter. We do something similar thing when encoding CRLF conventions when posting/putting data or files. Check out netwerk/protocol/http/src/nsHTTPEncodeStream.cpp to see how we did this. Chris: If you can help us isolate the encoding stuff, we can put it in the appropriate place in necko. Cc'ing Rick Potts who pointed this out to me, and Chris Mcafee who did a lot of the posting work for us.
Assignee: karnaze → warren
Summary: nsFormFrame needs to be cleaned up and use Necko
layout/html/forms/src/nsFormFrame::URLEncode(char* aInString, char* aOutString) originally did the encoding for non unicode strings. I think Frank added another signature for unicode. I'm not sure if both are being used or just the unicode version. I'm also not sure if ProcessAsMultipart() belongs in Necko. There is other crude in nsFormFrame which should be replaced including GetFileNameWithinPath(), Temp_GetTempDir(), Temp_GenerateTempFileName, and Temp_GetContentType(). Warren, if you are signing up for this work, much appreciation. If not, please reassign to Eric Pollmann. However, he may not be able to get to it for a while.
Chris, Thanks for the info. I'll take it from here.
I am not sure what you want to do. What I did is the following- 1. We have Unicode string as name/value of form elements. 2. We have to convert them back to a non Unicode bytes 3. After that, we URL-encoded for ENCTYPE of url-encoded. We don't do this for multipart 4. Therefore, my code is perform charset conversion in 2 instead of using the broken ToNewCString code (which is a good hack for ASCII and for prototype purpose, but not good for real usage.). In order to do that, I need to find out the charset of the origional document, or (this is not implement yet) check the Accept-Charset attribute (not the Accept-Charset HTTP header) in the html FORM tag. ) 5. We label the charset as an attribute and attached in the end of the submitted "Content-Type:" header. If you want to move this code to somewhere else, make sure you pass the necessary information (the charset of the document, or the Accept-Charset attribute of the form) as the parameter (or accessable from the new code). Please let me know if you want to move it. Also let me know after you move it since there are one more thing I need to do for the multipart. See bug 5313 for details.)
Bulk move of all Necko (to be deleted component) bugs to new Networking component.
Moving non-essential, non-beta2 and performance-related bugs to M17.
Target Milestone: M15 → M17
spam, changing qa contact from paulmac to firstname.lastname@example.org on networking/RDF bugs
QA Contact: paulmac → tever
Giving this to Gagan now.
Assignee: warren → gagan
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
eric wants to have a peek at this...
Assignee: gagan → pollmann
This does not affect correctness, stability, footprint, or performance - moving of to Future! :)
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M18 → Future
mass move, v2. qa to me.
QA Contact: tever → benc
based on the assignie, I'm wondering if this belongs in the networking component...
Some work does need to be done in Necko too. CC'ing Gagan. This will not happen anytime soon though - correctness, crash, and dataloss bugs need fixed first.
Bulk reassigning Eric Pollmann's remaining form submission bugs to Alex.
Assignee: pollmann → alexsavulov
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Multipart data is going to be almost impossible to encode using a stream; but url-encoded POST data might. Would a URLEncoding stream be useful to anyone else? I'm not entirely convinced this is worth it. See bug 120682, where we have added a couple of streams and cleaned up submission; none of these streams is a filter, however.
Summary: nsFormFrame needs to be cleaned up and use Necko → nsFormSubmission needs to be cleaned up and use Necko
Assignee: alexsavulov → nobody
QA Contact: benc → networking
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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