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any wikimedia page with %00 after it causes loop
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Author: rich13

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.


becomes 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.

Version: unspecified
Severity: major


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 8:12 PM
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zigger wrote:

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:

zigger wrote:

Using Firefox 1.04, the URL now returns a 404 "Not Found" error.
( is currently running MediaWiki 1.4.5.)

gangleri wrote:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915
it returns
404 error: File not found