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External link causes XML error

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:23 pm
by HDG
Tested on unmodified 1.5.23.

Created a new external link with this URL:

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/cart/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=uniforms
Causes this error on the frontend:
XML Parsing Error at 1:187. Error 4: not well-formed (invalid token)

Re: External link causes XML error

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:09 am
by toivo
If the link points to an external website, the URL should start with http://...

Re: External link causes XML error

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:57 pm
by HDG
No, it's a perfectly valid URL and Joomla is fine with it. It's just a relative URL. For example, /cart/index.php works just fine as an external menu item.

[EDIT] Okay so adding the domain does work.

So the actual bug is that relative URLs in external menu item with ampersand breaks the menu.