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Clicking certain items results in a 404 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Clicking on "My Threads" or "My Alerts" results in a 404 error.
    [MVP] http://www.chrisnet.net/code.htm microsoft.public.win32.programmer.directx.audio
    Friday, February 29, 2008 4:12 PM

Answers

  • Yes, there are a few known issues with special characters getting through and creating url problems. This particular issue is already logged and being looked into for an upcomming release. Thanks for reporting the problem.
    Brent Serbus STO Forums Program Manager
    Sunday, March 9, 2008 2:49 AM
    Answerer

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  • Not for me. I wonder if they were in the middle of maintenance at that time.
    Phil Brammer | http://www.ssistalk.com
    Friday, February 29, 2008 8:08 PM
  • I was receiving this error as well but when clicking the "Forums" button at the top.

    I have also been receiving multiple Error 500's when trying to navigate between different forums. I arrive at this page instead of the forum: "http://forums.community.microsoft.com/Error/Error500.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/en-US/forums/"
    Friday, February 29, 2008 8:20 PM
  • It's very consistent so I'm not sure if perhaps it's user related or not.
    [MVP] http://www.chrisnet.net/code.htm microsoft.public.win32.programmer.directx.audio
    Friday, February 29, 2008 9:39 PM
  • We had an interesting day today, we realized we were having some performance issues relating to adding 700+ threads to one of the expression forums, it was taking over 30 seconds for some of the queries and timing out.

    We released several perf updates that we had been working on for our next release in a couple weeks but we decided to get them released early and did a few other perf fixes today as well. You might notice the site is much speedier now?

    So i'm guessing you may have seen these during some of the times we were getting perf issues fixed.
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:55 AM
  • Still happening. As those items are not present until I sign in I suppose it could be some settings with my specific profile? My profile was transferred from the old forums so I'm not sure if that has any bearing.

    Additionally I get an error 500 on sign-in after entering my Live password, although I can then click back twice and do a page refresh to show myself as logged-in. The updates have made the forum considerably faster on certain tasks.

    Happened on Firefox 2.0, IE6 and IE7.

    [MVP] http://www.chrisnet.net/code.htm microsoft.public.win32.programmer.directx.audio
    • Edited by Chris P_ Saturday, March 1, 2008 8:14 PM ____
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 8:12 PM
  • Yes, we're experiencing sporadic database connection failures which result in the 500 error pages. We are looking in to those issues now. Glad to hear the perf updates are noticeable, we have more in the works.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 8:43 PM
  • Okay that explains the 500 error but not the 404. I think I have found a clue to this, and I believe it is related to user name.

    My user name is "Chris P.", note the trailing period. This link for my threads is:
    http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/user/Chris%20P/ which does not have the period. Some of the other links referencing my user name do contain the period. I tried manually adding the period to the URL but that resulted in a server application error.
    [MVP] http://www.chrisnet.net/code.htm microsoft.public.win32.programmer.directx.audio
    Sunday, March 2, 2008 4:23 PM
  • Yes, I've noticed that issue on a few users that have somewhat special characters in their user name. I'll log the issue, if it isn't already so we can get it on the backlog. I suspect that since the period is part of the path for "My Threads" that causes some issues with the URI Template matching. For your profile, the period is part of the querystring "?view=Chris%20P." and so it's treated differently.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Sunday, March 2, 2008 5:24 PM
  • Yes, there are a few known issues with special characters getting through and creating url problems. This particular issue is already logged and being looked into for an upcomming release. Thanks for reporting the problem.
    Brent Serbus STO Forums Program Manager
    Sunday, March 9, 2008 2:49 AM
    Answerer
  •  So, a work around to be to remove the period from the end of your name for the time being.

    Cheers -- Peter
    http://www.peterRitchie.com/blog
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 1:40 PM
  • Peter Ritchie said: 
    So, a work around to be to remove the period from the end of your name for the time being.


    No, that does not work Peter.  It sees the remaining characters as equal, with or without the trailing period, and it returns: "The Display Name you have selected is already in use. Please select another Display Name. The Display Name you have selected is not valid. Please select another Display Name."

    Regards,

    ~Fred
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 1:11 AM