[thelist] Recent Paypal PDT return missing parameters.

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Sat Apr 14 17:55:36 CDT 2012

On one site I use PayPal standard and use PDT and IPN notifications.
Recently, I've been seeing errors where the PDT return comes back incorrect
-- incorrect because it is missing query parameters.

In my redirect to paypal I set up a number of query parameters, including
"cbt" to display custom return string, a "cancel_return" and also a
"return".   My "return" url has a number or query parameters I need to
complete processing when the customer returns to our site.

My return path is "/paypal/pdt".

But, what I'm seeing is requests that look like this:


which is the right path, but the wrong query parameters (I'm not specifying
those at all).   I know the request is coming from the right client
customer because I'm also getting a cookie back that is valid.

Any ideas what is generating that callback return link?


Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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