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

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Sat Oct 27 21:06:40 CDT 2012

I do have customized .htaccess files. Again, they used to work and I 
know so little about them that I wouldn't knowingly change them. I 
remember changing them to get clean URLs -- not related to the current 
problem. Who knows what the host might have changed.

See my other message: it's down to style names surrounded by % %.

Thanks again,


On 10/26/2012 3:37 PM, Petko Yotov wrote:
> This is not an easy one. As you have enabled diagnostics, I looked and I
> don't see anything obvious that should go wrong.
> The message you see only appears if the requested page name, after
> normalization, doesn't match the regular expression for $GroupPattern
> and $NamePattern. But yours appear the default ones, you haven't changed
> them so it should work. It doesn't.
> Can you edit and save another Group.SideBar page?
> Do you have a custom edit form? Some skins come with an edit form
> different from the default one.
> If editing works but previewing and saving doesn't, then PmWiki has
> trouble with the $_POST variables. Do you have in your config.php some
> lines or including a recipe containing or manipulating the $_POST array?
> A similar problem might also come from some incorrect setting of the
> Rewrite rules of Apache.
> Petko
> Sandy writes:
>> Clarifying:
>> Editing works fine.
>> Saving or previewing doesn't work.
>> On 10/25/2012 9:18 PM, Sandy wrote:
>>> When I try to edit Site.SideBar, it tells me:
>>> PmWiki can't process your request
>>> ?invalid page name
>>> We are sorry for any inconvenience.
>>> Return to http://www.sandy.onebit.ca
>>> I'm running pmwiki-2.2.42 .
>>> I haven't touched the SideBar in years. I edited several other pages
>>> tonight with no problem.

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