Clicking link after unsuccessful search sometimes gives 403 error

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Garry
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Clicking link after unsuccessful search sometimes gives 403 error

#1 Post by Garry » Sat Jul 08, 2023 4:58 pm

Follow these steps:
1. Search for 'elf christmas' (without the quotes). You get (0 results) and the 'Your search returned no games. Maybe refining it will help.' message.
2. Click on the 'refining', '#' or any of the alphabetic character links and you get a '403 Forbidden' error.

This may be related to the earlier issue where you got an error after doing a search with a space between words.

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Re: Clicking link after unsuccessful search sometimes gives 403 error

#2 Post by Mr Creosote » Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:11 am

Yes, it is the same issue. The space is not correctly encoded in the URI and therefore, some security module of the webserver blocks access.

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Re: Clicking link after unsuccessful search sometimes gives 403 error

#3 Post by equinox » Sat Aug 12, 2023 8:51 pm

It seems that the space should be encoded as a plus sign + and not as %20
Or of course that server "feature" could be turned off.

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