Using the pure mod_perl approach has always worked for me:

my $ref = $req->header_in("Referer");

IIRC, there was a recommded approach to reading %ENV.. A grep didn't
turn up anything usefull, so far. If this thread is still open, I'll
drop a line

HTH

Hendrik

On 7/29/06, Fred Tyler wrote:
> Hi, I just noticed something and I don't know if it is normal: Is %ENV
> supposed shared between requests???
>
> I was trying to use $ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'} in a certain script, and as I
> reloaded the script over and over I noticed that it would constantly
> be changing when the page was loaded directly (and therefore there
> should not have been any HTTP_REFERER at all).
>
> When I investigated this further, I noticed that there were tons of
> %ENV values set that had nothing to do with my current request, and I
> concluded that %ENV must be shared between all of the requests that
> had been executed in the given child.
>
> Is this correct??? Is %ENV really not cleaned on each new request, or
> have I got something really wacky going on.
>
> If ENV is not cleared, then this is a problem... How do people get
> around this? I know about the Apache API, but I don't see any method
> to get, say, the HTTP_REFERER, or other random environment variables
> that may be set.
>



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