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Bug 1440 - any wikimedia page with %00 after it causes loop
any wikimedia page with %00 after it causes loop
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pag...
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Reported: 2005-01-31 15:49 UTC by rich13
Modified: 2005-10-03 20:08 UTC (History)
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Description rich13 2005-01-31 15:49:56 UTC
Accidental pasting in of %00 after a wikimedia page in Safari (OS X) and possibly other browsers/platforms, causes the URL to extend, in a loop.

eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page%00

becomes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wiki/wiki/wiki/wiki/wiki/Main_Page%00 and continues to get longer.

I tried this with up-to-date versions of Safari and Firefox, both running on OS X. With Firefox, I got a redirection error, but in Safari the URL 
physically extended.

I am unable to test in other browsers at this time.
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-01-31 17:04:25 UTC
I can reproduce a redirect loop error on en.wikipedia under Windows 2000 with
Firefox 1.0, but not locally where I have no Apache rewrite rules.  IE6-SP1
either has a much larger redirect limit or no limit at all.
This URL does not loop: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page%00
Comment 2 Zigger 2005-06-16 16:12:23 UTC
Using Firefox 1.04, the URL now returns a 404 "Not Found" error. 
(en.wikipedia.org is currently running MediaWiki 1.4.5.)
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-03 16:20:14 UTC
with
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915
Firefox/1.0.7
it returns
404 error: File not found

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