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From Herbert Kloseck <wwwad...@ls7.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
Subject general/5732: Incorrect handling of index in URL
Date Thu, 10 Feb 2000 09:46:57 GMT

>Number:         5732
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Incorrect handling of index in URL
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 10 01:50:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     wwwadmin@ls7.cs.uni-dortmund.de
>Release:        1.3.11
SunOS hermite 5.6 Generic_105181-17 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-5
gcc version
After processing a URL containing "/index" as the first component, it is
possible to extend the path in any arbitrary way (i.e. "/index/balabala/yumyum").
Every time the server reports an "OK (200)" (which everytime is the top-level
index-file), which may mislead search-engines
like "htdig" to extend the path until the path gets too long to fit into the
variable-space (which can also cause a crash of the indexing search-engine).
Correct URL's:

Incorrect URL's reported as OK [200]:

Correct URL:

Incorrect URL but reported as OK:
I am afraid, no!
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