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From "David Smiley (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-3040) Avoid use of qt param for the DIH in the admin UI
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:19:48 GMT


David Smiley commented on SOLR-3040:

I'm going to commit this within 24 hours unless someone says otherwise.  
> Avoid use of qt param for the DIH in the admin UI
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-3040
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: web gui
>            Reporter: David Smiley
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: SOLR-3040_avoid_qt_for_DIH_in_admin_ui.patch
> I really, really dislike that the qt parameter can used to refer to request handlers
starting with a '/', _especially_ for non-search handlers.  The admin UI has one place I am
aware of that attempts to do this, which is the DIH's admin page.  Since we have two UIs in
trunk, the new and old, there are actually two UIs where this occurs, and the old UI has two
related files that need updating, in order to address this issue.
> An example URL generated by the UI today is this:
>   http://localhost:8983/solr/rss/select?qt=/dataimport&command=show-config
> And here it is without using qt:
>   http://localhost:8983/solr/rss/dataimport?command=show-config
> I do realize that fixing this issue as I do in my patch will make the UI not work if
the DIH isn't registered with a leading '/', but honestly I wonder who if anyone out there
does that.  And even then, it's easily rectified.

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