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Re: bug not found. Encoding problem?

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 11:39:11AM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> When looking at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=ppmd
> thismorning (11:20AM CDT) I found that the link to bug #195016 [1]
> didn't work and said ..."No bug number". Typing bugs.debian.org/195016
> created a different URL [2] which worked. What's happening here?

It works for me here with w3m.

> I'm trying to find the encoding that didn't work and I can't...
> perhaps my browser autodetected an unselectable encoding... A browser
> bug? Can anyone check the logs to see what's actually being submitted?

I'm not really sure what kind of "encoding" you might be referring to,
but it certainly looks like a browser bug. Here are some matching log

  (IP address elided) - - [31/Jul/2003:11:37:31 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=195016\\ HTTP/1.1" 200 792 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"
  (IP address elided) - - [31/Jul/2003:11:37:39 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug+AD0-195016 HTTP/1.1" 200 121 "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=ppmd"; "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"

The stray backslashes and that "+AD0-" business are just complete
rubbish, not any kind of transfer encoding I'm familiar with (and in any
case a transfer encoding is not allowed to affect the text of links as
interpreted by the browser). Try looking at the source of the referring
page to see if it really says that; if so, it's either a browser bug or
network corruption, perhaps in a broken transparent proxy somewhere.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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