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Viji Elango
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Hi All,
Our project has gone live. The web server logs has reported some of our application urls as not found for some users.
I've attached a sample log file where you can see that the problem always occurs as a first GET after a POST.

12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:40:52 -0400] "POST /RetailCenter HTTP/1.1" 302 269 31000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:40:53 -0400] "GET /RetailCenter /rss/accountlist.do HTTP/1.1" 200 26548 61000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:40:52 -0400] "GET /RetailCenter/ HTTP/1.1" 200 475 42000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:41:02 -0400] "GET /RetailCenter/ HTTP/1.1" 200 475 14000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:41:07 -0400] "GET /RetailCenter /rss/accountlist.do HTTP/1.1" 200 26548 67000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:44:05 -0400] "POST /RetailCenter /rss/addRSSAccountPath.do HTTP/1.1" 200 9178 361000
12.12.0.1 - aa@aol.com [01/Jun/2006:00:44:15 -0400] "GET /RetailCenter/rss/addRSSAccountPath.do9904168e HTTP/1.1" 404 1214 14000


Here are my questions.
1. Is it a browser specific problem?
2. Will this problem be solved if i change all the GET method to POST.
3. How can i check the HTTP Header info when i test this issue in my development environment.
4. If you see the action path it is /RetailCenter/rss/addRSSAccountPath.do9904168.. What is this extra numbers 9904168. Why it is appended after do..

This issue is really killing me.
Any help will be really appreciated.

Regards,
Viji.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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The only one not being found is the last one, which has the 9904168 after the ".do" (so it's not always the first GET after a POST). Is it conceivable that the application ever generates such a link? Is there a system in when this occurs, and how the URL is altered?

You can observe HTTP headers by using the LiveHTTPHeaders extension for the Firefox browser.
 
Viji Elango
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Thanks for your reply Dittmer.

Even i don't know why the URL is altered. that too appending some numerics.. Too Confused..

Can you please tell me how to use the LiveHTTPHeader extension in firefox. I'll try that.

But can this issue be solved if i change the method to POST?

Regards,
Viji.
 
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