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Bug 9204 - Slash (/) entered as %2F causes 404 file not found error
Slash (/) entered as %2F causes 404 file not found error
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Rob Halsell
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: 9205 11735 17389 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 17452
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Reported: 2007-03-07 10:29 UTC by Luke Boyling
Modified: 2011-03-24 03:04 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Luke Boyling 2007-03-07 10:29:02 UTC
I've got a Firefox keyword search bookmark created (so that when i type "wpgo
Main Page" it will take me to the enwiki Main Page). This works fine if the page
is not a subpage. However, when it is, Firefox replaces the / with %2F, colon :
with %3A, etc (in the case of The %2F causes a 404
file not found error to occur. I'm not sure whether this is a Firefox issue,
Wikimedia issue or MediaWiki issue.
Comment 1 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-07 10:32:27 UTC
*** Bug 9205 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-03-07 23:15:58 UTC
This is a low-level "feature" in Apache.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-10-24 14:38:51 UTC
*** Bug 11735 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Carl Fürstenberg 2007-11-08 22:55:37 UTC
See how to fix this. in my opinion, it should be fixed, as I think there is no security issue here in danger by allowing encoded hashes.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-11-13 16:04:07 UTC
When we've upgraded every server to Apache 2, we'll take a peek. :)
Comment 6 Roan Kattouw 2007-11-13 16:23:31 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> When we've upgraded every server to Apache 2
Do you mean WMF servers still run Apache 1.3? *shock*
Comment 7 P.Copp 2009-02-06 19:31:25 UTC
*** Bug 17389 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 MZMcBride 2009-02-06 19:33:51 UTC

(1) Makes it easier to find when searching to avoid dupes.
(2) This should probably be looked at again. How far along is the transition to Apache 2?
Comment 9 MZMcBride 2009-02-11 21:17:49 UTC
This blog post details five ways to solve this issue:
Comment 10 Brion Vibber 2009-02-11 21:23:44 UTC
Note four of those ways are "don't encode them that way", and one is to use the configuration option in Apache 2 mentioned above to disable the stupid restriction. :)

Complete Apache 2 use is still pending on completion of the Ubuntu migration -- filing this as bug 17452 so we have it in the dependency tree.

*After* the migration is completed we can go ahead and disable the check. Until then it should remain on so behavior will remain consistent.
Comment 11 Sam Reed (reedy) 2010-12-01 18:24:55 UTC
Comment 12 Tim Starling 2011-03-24 03:04:38 UTC

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