Ampersand and percent sign removed from POSTed text field
Posted on 2007-11-22
I have a web page where a visitor types his password in a text form field, which is then POSTed to a perl program. When the field arrives, if there was an ampersand "&" or percent sign "%" in the person's password, the password field is not accurately presented to the perl script. I'm guessing that's related to how the percent sign is used to evaluate spaces and other characters in URIs.
Is there a way to get these characters to POST accurately, or do people just typically disallow the use of these characters when a user is selecting a password?