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Old 17 Aug 2016, 01:13
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I have a dirty URL

Hi, I have an url that is too long, and it came up on an error report I ran through Nibbler.

Running 5.2.2

It is from my search page. Not sure if it is a specific search, and that is why it is so long, but when I go to my search page it just has "search" after my url.

The suggestion is:
Remove or reduce the number of query parameters in URLs. Consider URL rewriting as an effective and transparent means of creating appropriate URLs.

http://www.agentlinkus.com/search?se...ssage%22%5D%7D

What should I do?

--------------- Added 17 Aug 2016 at 01:15 ---------------

I think it is search results for new threads.
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 11:59
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Does the URL work ?

If so, why is it a problem ?
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 15:35
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Yes, it works. It is showing up as a correction needed on the Nibbler error website report. Do you know how I can change the name?
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 19:30
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I dont understand your question, the name of what ?

If the url is working then you dont need to do anything.
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 20:15
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Where did this come from:
http://www.agentlinkus.com/search?se...ssage%22%5D%7D

How? Who? A search type service, a robot "crawling" ???

I don't know what would produce a search url of that nature, especially with "Private Message" in the search parameters... was someone searching their private messages? Was a bot searching for private messages? Is this the only url reported to be "off" or were there more?
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 21:28
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I uploaded a screen shot of the results for me, as when I am logged in, it takes me to some posts that require moderation.

I think the long urls are occurring with any preset search.

I say thins because when I click Forums, sub nav "new messages" it takes me to a similar url (crayz long like my original one), but not the same. Same holds true when I click advanced search. I am lead to believe all preset search types have these really long urls. These are the only three I have found. When I pull up the site builder, I see the url I have entered is "search"


This info came from searching my site for errors on Nibbler. http://nibbler.silktide.com
I will attach their recommendations. I appreciate your help.
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 21:39
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The technical length limit for a URL is a little over 1000 bytes. And that's only because of Microsoft's IE. It may have changed in more recent versions. Firefox and others handle urls over 4k in length.

The recommendation they are giving is pointless and should be ignored. Especially since it's a search URL that really shouldn't be picked up by a search engine anyway.

Every "site checking" site has quirks that can be ignored. This is one of those.
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 22:56
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Originally Posted by KimK View Post
This info came from searching my site for errors on Nibbler. http://nibbler.silktide.com
I will attach their recommendations. I appreciate your help.
You dont need any help other than the advice to ignore those "errors", the urls are fine and you dont need to do anything.
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Old 17 Aug 2016, 23:14
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Haha, well alright.
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