[Techtalk] weird wordpress error: 404 on % in permalinks
lisakachold at obnosis.com
Fri Oct 19 21:42:09 UTC 2012
Version of wordpress
Grep rewrite httpd.conf
Grep include httpd.conf
http://blog.doncho.net/?p=462 and the thread is here:
On 19 Oct 2012 13:44, "Carla Schroder" <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:
> hey all,
> A friend is having a strange issue with Wordpress permalinks, and I am
> baffled. In the admin panel he wants to use something like this for
> permalinks: /%year%/%month%/%postname% Plain old ordinary stuff,
> right? But this always creates 404 error. This always happens with a
> percent sign followed by a non-whitespace.
> I thought it was mod_rewrite not enabled, but he says:
> "I'm not sure this error is related to mod_rewrite. The fact that this
> error pops up when I submit POST data that contains a percent sign
> ("%") followed by non-whitespace leads me to believe that the webserver
> is interpreting that portion of the POST data as a Unicode entity.
> Sooo... I did a little experiment:
> 1. On the WordPress admin permalinks page, I tried submitting one of
> the standard, predefined permalink patterns. I got a 400 BAD REQUEST
> error like I did last Monday.
> 2. I tried submitting a permalink pattern that is only this text:
> "%20" (minus the quotes.) %20 is a Unicode entity that signifies a
> space. This was submitted successfully *without error*.
> 3. I tried submitting only this text: "%y". That would be an invalid
> Unicode entity. Submitting it produced the 400 BAD REQUEST error.
> To be sure, the same error also pops up when I submit forms in the theme
> admin page, which is totally separate from the permalinks page.
> So, it looks like the webserver is interpreting the body of the POST
> data for entities, which it isn't supposed to do."
> Thoughts? It's Apache with the usual LAMP accessories on CentOS 6.3.
> Carla Schroder
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