Anything wrong with this trick?
Mon 26 Jul 2004, 12:17 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
- a stroke of genius?
- known trick used by every Domino developer since Ray Ozzie?
- a dangerous kludge?
- fraught with potential problems in ways I haven't thought of?
Copyright © 2004 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
186.1. Christopher Byrne (07/26/2004 10:01 AM)
Interesting thought here. I think I would rather track down the link and see what is going on because there are potentially problems in other areas as well that just have not surfaced.
Why not put a redirection rule in place? That way you do not have to worry about any risks.
186.2. Stan Rogers (07/26/2004 10:26 AM)
The problem is on the COEX product page. In the main blurb, you have:
1. Try It
3. Buy It
The order licenses link in that list is the bad link.
186.3. Ben Langhinrichs (07/26/2004 10:59 AM)
Darn, I don't know how I missed it. Thanks! Anyway, while I will remove the workaround now, is there any inherent problem with the technique?
186.4. Stan Rogers (07/26/2004 11:25 AM)
It's not dangerous, no. The worst that can happen is that someday some release of Domino recognises a passthru URI and tries to redirect at the HTTP level before looking at your database. Of course, that single forward slash should redirect to
if it ever does happen, which leaves you looking for a workaround again.