Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

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 you

There are  - loading -  comments....

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

It is free for Linux installations.

Other Recent Stories...

  1. 01/26/2023Better Running VirtualBox or VMWARE Virtual Machines on Windows 10+ Forgive me, Reader, for I have sinned. I has been nearly 3 years since my last blog entry. The truth is, I haven't had much to say that was worthy of more than a basic social media post -- until today. For my current work, I was assigned a new laptop. It's a real powerhouse machine with 14 processor cores and 64 gigs of ram. It should be perfect for running my development environment in a virtual machine, but it wasn't. VirtualBox was barely starting, and no matter how many features I turned off, it could ...... 
  2. 04/04/2020How many Ventilators for the price of those tanks the Pentagon didn't even want?This goes WAY beyond Trump or Obama. This is decades of poor planning and poor use of funds. Certainly it should have been addressed in the Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan administrations -- all of which were well aware of the implications of a pandemic. I want a military prepared to help us, not just hurt other people. As an American I expect that with the ridiculous funding of our military might, we are prepared for damn near everything. Not just killing people and breaking things, but ...... 
  3. 01/28/2020Copyright Troll WarningThere's a copyright troll firm that has automated reverse-image searches and goes around looking for any posted images that they can make a quick copyright claim on. This is not quite a scam because it's technically legal, but it's run very much like a scam. This company works with a few "clients" that have vast repositories of copyrighted images. The trolls do a reverse web search on those images looking for hits. When they find one on a site that looks like someone they can scare, they work it like ...... 
  4. 03/26/2019Undestanding how OAUTH scopes will bring the concept of APPS to your Domino server 
  5. 02/05/2019Toro Yard Equipment - Not really a premium brand as far as I am concerned 
  6. 10/08/2018Will you be at the NYC Launch Event for HCL Domino v10 -- Find me! 
  7. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects.  
  8. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino? 
  9. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back. 
  10. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
Click here for more articles.....

pen icon Comment Entry
Your Name
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
Your thoughts....
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.