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The Mysterious Semicolon
semicolns from slurp
jrs_66




msg:838443
 8:28 pm on Sep 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi,

For weeks now, I've been seeing Slurp request pages (and folders) with an incorrect semicolon tacked on the end of a valid url. In the logs it looks like this- 'GET /firstamendment/action.cfm;' or 'GET /firstamendment/;'. I have no clue where this link may have been slurped, and of course slurp is receiving a 404 error from it. Any ideas?

 

dirkz




msg:838444
 6:27 pm on Sep 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Are you sure you didn't accidentally manipulate the log format?

jrs_66




msg:838445
 7:05 pm on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'm looking at the raw log. Some of Slurps requests are valid (all of Googlebot's are). I can't understand where the semicolon came from.

dirkz




msg:838446
 7:35 am on Oct 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Maybe there *is* some link out there with a semicolon in it.

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