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From "Karl Wright (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CONNECTORS-1291) Sharepoint generating invalid URLs
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:41:25 GMT


Karl Wright commented on CONNECTORS-1291:

Hi Phil,

The URL that is sent to the output connector is meant to be functional, so that if you put
it into a browser it would take you to the resource in question.

Microsoft has, in its infinite wisdom, essentially redefined what a legal URL is.  For each
part of a SharePoint URL, we use whatever Microsoft gives us.  If we don't do it in *precisely*
the way we currently do it, it is not possible to successfully fetch the resource.  This we
determined long ago through much trial and error.

So I am afraid you are stuck with non-standard URLs when the upstream repository connector
accesses Microsoft repositories.  The only way we would change this is if you could show that
dropping the URL in question into IE did *not* take you to the resource after all.

The same is also true, by the way, when you use the CIFS connector to crawl Windows file systems.

> Sharepoint generating invalid URLs
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: CONNECTORS-1291
>                 URL:
>             Project: ManifoldCF
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SharePoint connector
>    Affects Versions: ManifoldCF 2.3
>            Reporter: Phil
> The Sharepoint connector currently generates invalid URL's which is then sent on to the
output connector. 
> For example the following is an example of a URL that's generated:
> https://<server>Access Form Administration/DispForm.aspx
> I'd suggest it should be sent to the output connector as:
> https://<server>Access%20Form%20Administration/DispForm.aspx

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