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(20024)The given path misformatted or contained invalid characters: Cannot map GET /site/cal%3C?%20echo%20$t[ HTTP/1.1 to file

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Hi

I can run php website with mysql on localhost. When I run another website on localhost, it shows

(20024)The given path misformatted or contained invalid characters: Cannot map GET /site/cal%3C?%20echo%20$t[ HTTP/1.1 to file

And, how should I fix it?

I changed httpd.conf

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    #Deny from all
    Allow from all
</Directory>

but still not work.

Any idea?
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wehre is the code that generates that link/redirect?

It looks like your variables are not properly parsed, possibly due to wrong use of ' vs ".

echo%20$t[ HTTP/1.1 should not be there - it looks like your PHP code was inserted as "text" due to non-parsing.

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it is in index.php page, it includes

<?php include("session.php"); ?>
<?php include ("language_pack.php");?>

It shows all variables declared

such as "; $lang_member_forgot_password_text2a

I can run the same site on windows 2000 server with the same version of apache, php and mysql.

What's the problem?

Also, I visit some website on the web and it has a blank page only. But, I can view it through another machine's IE. Do my browser setting has forbidden some client side code or others?
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Well, first of all - PHP is a server side language, so it only ever outputs pure HTML when you invoke the script on the server via a browser, so I doubt that it is caused by browser issues - unless you have JS in those include files that play a pivotal role in the outcome of your PHP code.

When you say: "I can run the same site on windows 2000 server with the same version of apache, php and mysql. " do you mean that you copied the website to another webserver, and it parses and displays correctly when you browse to that server, but NOT when you browse to the "original" webserver - or do you mean that when you browse to the site in question from another PC that it displays correctly, but not from the PC you are using now?
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The php website originally developed in windows 2000 server localhost with IE6. I deployed it on another windows 2003 server machine which uses IE7.

Yes, I copied the website under htdoc to another machine. Then, I cannot view it properly in localhost of the windows 2003 server.

Old server - 2000 server - IE6 localhost - ok
New server - 2003 server - IE7 localhost - not ok

Even on the net, I can view the website properly on windows XP browser. But not able to view on the IE7 of 2003 server.



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I checked the session cookie on 2003 server, it is default setting.
I changed to allow it and restart apache. It still not works.
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OK, I'm still not sure this is a browser issue -

Old server - 2000 server - IE6 localhost - ok
New server - 2003 server - IE7 localhost - not ok

Don;t you mean:

Old server - 2000 server - IIS6 localhost - ok
New server - 2003 server - IIS7 localhost - not ok
? (Note IIS vs IE ) ?

Are you sure PHP isconfigured properly on the new server?

if you place this file on the new server (call it test.php)

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

What do you see when you go to "localhost/test.php"?


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1) 2003 server - localhost/test.php runs properly, it can show all php variables
2) It is not IIS issue, as I shutdown IIS. PHP5 is installed with Apache.
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ok, and if you browse to the 2003 server wit firefox or ie6 from another PC, does it work?
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I am not sure as I do not have it. Where can I download ?
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Firefox still not work. But, I can run it on windows 2000 server. The browser in windows 2003 seems cannot redirect and reload pages.
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i have a similar problem about above message.

(20024)The given path is misformatted or contained invalid characters:

can you give solution please?


# Clean URLs [[[
Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews -Indexes

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(payment|admin|provider|partner)/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !\.(gif|jpe?g|png|js|css|swf|php|ico)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatcher.php [L]

# /Clean URLs ]]]

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^TRACE
RewriteRule .* - [F,L]

<ifmodule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 month"
</ifmodule>


it is my .hrraccess file

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