[Moin-user] IIS bad URL generation. The / should be a ?

Troy Sorzano troyweb at infopackaging.com
Tue Oct 1 16:08:06 EDT 2002

Hi All,

Total newbie.  Loaded MoinMoin tonight on an W2K server running IIS 5.0
Package "MoinMoin" Release  1.1 Revision 1.162
Python version 2.2a2+ (#22, Sep  5 2001, 14:10:41) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)]

My problem it seems is the HTML that is generated by MoinMoin is using a / "forward" slash between the URL filename and the URL variables.  If I manually replace the / with a ? the MoinMoin seems to work fine.

First problem I had was the default page index.html that was copied from the wiki\htdocs to the root of my wiki.  It had an ending / "backslash" on the following line

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=moin.cgi/">

That would cause my IIS server to generate errors.  I removed the / and the default wiki page opened!  May be the Microsoft URL lockdown tool causing this one.  But it was a simple fix so I am not worried.  However there are more / problems with my install.

Most of the links on the default page are like this
notice the forward slash after he moin.cgi.  IIS does not like it.  IIS wants it to be
If I manualy replace the / with a ? the MoinMoin seems to work fine.  If I leave it as / I get a file not found since IIS would be looking for the file "RecentChanges"

This has to be an easy fix.  But I could not find any info on the Wiki's or help pages.   Google was even worse trying to search for / and ?.

Thanks for any info.

Troy Sorzano
Info Packaging

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