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The Mysterious Semicolon

semicolns from slurp

     
8:28 pm on Sep 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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?

6:27 pm on Sept 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Are you sure you didn't accidentally manipulate the log format?
7:05 pm on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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

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