[Bug] X-Accel-Redirect

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Wed Sep 8 19:11:46 MSD 2010


On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 09:53:14AM -0400, rovervr wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I got a server which serves Data to a client ( in my case MP3s ). The
> MP3s are saved in a storage directory in the form Artist - Title.mp3
> I'm using X-Accel-Redirect to serve the files from the storage dir to
> the user. This workes fine for most cases but fails for special chars
> like the question mark. I already tried encoding it - but the char
> always gets stripped like in Query strings. But since it's not an url
> I'm providing no stripping should take place. Here are my results: 

X-Accel-Redirects expects URI, but unescaped one.  This was 
last discussed yesterday:



  X-Accel-Redirect expected to contain non-encoded URI.  This isn't 
  really right, but it's how it currently works.

In particular this makes impossible to (normally) serve resources 
with '?' in name as you see in your tests, as anything after '?' 
is treated as query string.

Correct fix would be to change X-Accel-Redirect to accept escaped 
URI instead.  I believe patches are welcome.

Maxim Dounin

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