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#9799 closed enhancement (invalid)

Opened July 11, 2011 06:57PM UTC

Closed July 30, 2011 07:48AM UTC

"/a" in causing 404's.

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: support Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

If I understand correctly, checks for hrefNormalized (line 1174) to ensure what is placed in an a-tag's href attribute is also what is retrieved. I understand that IE may alter that to return a full URL rather than just the href attrib in itself.

It appears that somehow requests are made to this as we see 404s to "". If this "link" simply exists to check for hrefNormalized, would it make sense to add a 'rel="nofollow"' in the a-tag? I may not understand the situation entirely, but that seemed plausible to me.

Many thanks for a reply.

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Changed July 11, 2011 07:19PM UTC by ajpiano comment:1

owner: →
status: newpending

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Changed July 12, 2011 10:46AM UTC by anonymous comment:2

Hi ajpiano,

I don't believe I can easily recreate as the dependency is a crawler or agent. For instance, we use Keynote monitoring for system availability, and a request to "/a" is something they actually have to exclude from their testing in order not to throw 404s. I'm sorry I am unable to provide more detail, but perhaps there are others in the community, who have run into this.

Changed July 15, 2011 01:43PM UTC by timmywil comment:3

component: unfiledsupport
priority: undecidedlow

Changed July 30, 2011 07:48AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:4

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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