[pmwiki-users] Invalid Page name when editing Site.SideBar

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Sat Oct 27 20:05:53 CDT 2012


The problem is styles surrounded by %  % , even those built in to PmWiki.

%red%This text will be red. -- same error.

That's worrisome. The same test on another site with the same host, but 
probably a different server, doesn't have a problem. I update them at 
the same time.

Next step? This isn't urgent. It's an old personal site.

Would going to the latest PmWiki help? I last upgrade in August.

More info:
Apache version	2.2.22
PHP version	5.2.17

I've set up an ftp account if that would help. I think all PmWiki's 
diagnostics are turned on.

Thanks again,


On 10/27/2012 7:08 PM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 10:32:40PM +0200, Peter Bowers wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Sandy <sandy at onebit.ca> wrote:
>>> I added a debug line suggested by another user to show some page variables.
>>> That might help someone who knows the guts. I can add another line if that
>>> would help. (I don't write PHP, but can recognize a bit from other
>>> languages.)
>> FYI the debug statement revealed that the "page" being aborted within
>> ResolvePageName is "406.SHtml".
> I think 406 is the status code used by mod_security when rejecting
> pages.  That would imply to me that the page/POST content contains
> something that mod_security doesn't like, causing it to return a 406
> HTTP status.
> So, I think something in the webserver configuration is translating that
> to be a request for a custom 406.shtml page, then passing _that_ off
> to PmWiki (which then complains about it being an invalid pagename).
> Try posting the contents of the page to a different (temporary) page
> (which should also fail in the same way).  Then you can start removing
> content until you find out what mod_security is carping about.
> Pm

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