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I've noticed that the leading slash gets stripped from requests and subsequently alters REQUEST_URI based routing lookups in my application. Is there either a way to disable this or documentation on how it works so I can make my app aware/adapt the REQUEST_URI accordingly?

Example:

//boo becomes /boo

/// becomes //

/~/// remains /~///

Ideally, //boo would remain //boo as distinct from /boo.

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