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Dollar signs in URLs and Apache
tracking parameter

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Msg#: 3484850 posted 10:40 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have come across an issue recently with a conflict between the default tracking parameters issued by one web analytics platform and a clients website.

The campaign tracking parameters that are appended to URLs include a dollar sign $, which is causing the website/CMS to return a 404.

Does anyone know if this is an Apache issue?

Guessing here a bit, but are dollar signs treated as special characters by Apache, requiring a specific work around?



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Msg#: 3484850 posted 1:03 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I can't really comment without a solid example, but URIs are not at all 'free-form' and character-use restrictions apply. However, the restrictions depend on what part of the URI is being discussed:

RFC 2396 - Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax [faqs.org]


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