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

"Höppner, Dierk" Dierk.Hoeppner at
Tue Oct 1 23:42:09 EDT 2002

Hello Troy,

> 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.

What you think of as an error should be an ordinary behaviour of the
Webserver when starting a CGI script. A path after the path of the script to
be executed is called 'extra path information'. Please have a look at

I myself use Xitami on an XP machine because of the many security holes of
IIS. With this server MoinMoin runs well without any modifications.



Dierk Höppner
Universitätsbibliothek Hannover
und Technische Informationsbibliothek (UB/TIB)
Welfengarten 1b
D-30167 Hannover
Tel.: 0511 / 762 - 4067, Fax: 0511 / 762 - 5881

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