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certain word combinations result in 403 forbidden errors (8 posts)

  1. luxfx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know what might be causing this. I am completely dumbfounded.

    I am trying to create a 'draft' post. Subject is 'test.' If the body of the post contains a certain string, then an attempt to save it gives me a 403 forbidden error. If I avoid that string, it will work fine.

    The text of my original post was much longer, but through extensive trial and error I was able to reduce it down to:

    Lynx (a

    will give me a 403 forbidden error, while

    Lynx, (a

    does not. This simple addition of a comma solved the problem.

    Can somebody else test this? This has got to be one of the strangest errors I have ever seen.

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What version of WordPress?

  3. luxfx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's 1.2. I have made modifications to some of the code, but nothing with the posting. Nothing that could explain this....

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just tried it on my site and did not receive a 403 warning. Very bizarre.

  5. luxfx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't even know where to start with this. It just makes no sense. Thanks for trying it out on another site. At least we can determine it's not a WP problem.

  6. Jaseone found a work-around over at the A Small Orange forums:

    http://forums.asmallorange.com/index.php?showtopic=3631&view=findpost&p=26154

  7. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow! What a strange ... function of WP.

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I get the feeling from reading the post and replies at A Small Orange that it's NOT a WP thing, but instead an Apache thing with one of the modules....

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