External link causes XML error

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External link causes XML error

Post by HDG » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:23 pm

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)

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Re: External link causes XML error

Post by toivo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:09 am

If the link points to an external website, the URL should start with http://...
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Re: External link causes XML error

Post by HDG » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:57 pm

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.


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