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Domino bug reported in 5.0.10 -- 2 years ago, still active in version 7

By Andrew Pollack on 10/06/2005 at 10:53 PM EDT

I just lost the opportunity to give someone a trial version of my new software -- hopefully they'll try again tomorrow. Why? Because a two year (and three major revision) long bug hasn't been addressed in the Domino code. I can't print the technote from the KB due to copyright, but I can link to it on IBM's site. I can link to it though. Here's a link.

This is a really hard bug to figure out, because its totally inconsistent. You see a 404 error, reload the page with fixed case and it runs. Try it with broken case and it works now even if you didn't change anything!

Obviously, this is because the CACHE is not case sensitive, but the lookup routine is. Once its in the cache, the page is fine until time runs out and the page drops from the cache again and the lookup routine has to get called.

This is stupid behavior.


What the hell, I'll "I-frame" it so you can see it from IBM's site

I'm not showing you this, I'm telling your browser to go get it from IBM and stick it in the window for youhttp://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&q1=1099541&uid=swg21099541&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=

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CASELow for LinuxBy Bugsy on 10/11/2005 at 10:01 AM CDT
We use CASELow on our SuSE systems to get past any Domino related casing
issues. Seems to work for the HTTP/URL's access too since I access my mail
file and some apps this way (typing lowercase only into the address bar). I
know some of those directories and files I access this way are mixed case.
A useful tool to get around this problemBy Chris Crompton on 10/11/2005 at 12:54 PM CDT
Nash!Com Trace & Lowercase Conversion Extension
http://www.nashcom.de/nshweb/pages/nshextlo.htm

It is free for Linux installations.


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