Cannot parse un-scoped property names. #11

mhemesath opened this Issue Jun 20, 2011 · 3 comments


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I stumbled upon this from a bad input name in my EJS. It seems that querystring isn't expecting un-scoped properties. I don't know what should happen in this case, but the error should probably be handled somehow?

TypeError: Cannot read property 'undefined' of undefined
    at parse (/node_modules/qs/lib/querystring.js:50:37)
    at /node_modules/qs/lib/querystring.js:73:9
    at Array.reduce (native)
    at Object.parse (/node_modules/qs/lib/querystring.js:27:6)
    at [object Context]:1:15
    at Interface.<anonymous> (repl.js:171:22)
    at Interface.emit (events.js:64:17)
    at Interface._onLine (readline.js:153:10)
    at Interface._line (readline.js:408:8)
    at Interface._ttyWrite (readline.js:585:14)
tj commented Jun 20, 2011

woah, yeah not sure what that would be, { foo: 'bar' } still?


Yeah, that or { '[foo]': 'bar' }.

I don't think it matters too much though, as I doubt anyone is going to intentionally do this. I vote for consistency and just bind the foo property directly to the req.body with the bar value. If this behavior is unexpected, they will quickly see whats going on when they inspect the request anyway.

tj commented Jun 20, 2011

the error message definitely sucks, that's the worst part

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