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scheme://query no longer works in Search box

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Sep 08, 2021 at 18:47 UTC ( #11136579=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

id://11136579, doc://pack and mod://Text::CSV_XS no longer work in the search box. I just get redirected from to

id://11136579, doc://pack and mod://Text::CSV_XS still work in posts, though.

Perhaps broken by the Open redirects are disabled change?

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Re: scheme://query no longer works in Search box
by erzuuli (Cannon) on Sep 08, 2021 at 19:31 UTC

      The issue I raised isn't about /?node=scheme://..., it's about the search box no longer functioning. These are two different things.

      The search box currently makes a request of the form /?node=..., but it doesn't need to. For example, it could make a POST request.

      Alternatively, it could continue to make the same request, but only accept doc://, mod://, id:// and other safe schemes.

        You should maybe explain the benefit of such a feature, if you want it to be (re)implemented.

        In 13 years here I've never used this.

        The resources of pmdevs are limited and the to-do list is long.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

Re: scheme://query no longer works in Search box
by LanX (Sage) on Sep 08, 2021 at 22:04 UTC
    Some background can be found for pmdevs on Automatic redirection with

    The relevant part is:

      I was curious how many spammers actually succeeded to post porn links in the monastery, so I ran a site search on google


      to my big surprise I got plenty of hits from spammers using an automatic redirection from PM to their sites

      What's happening is that links of the form

      are automatically redirected.

    and that's what the searchbox basically does, it puts any searchterm after the ?node= and then our scheme://queries (including http:// ) were translated.

    That's why the gods decided to disable this feature, any link-format will now only be searched verbatim.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Thank you. By the way, I am of the opinion that it would have been better to leave the feature enabled generally, and just disallow ^http redirects.

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