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    A user of mine just ran into a problem. He wanted to search for posts containing the phrase "90%" since this was the outcome of a vote recently under discussion. The search returns a list of posts, but when you try to select one of them, you get an error message because in trying to highlight the text, %90 goes into the URL, and the browser misunderstands % as an instruction.

    Is there a way around this?

  • #2
    What is the error message? I just tested this on my test forum and I didn't have any problems. I am not aware of the % symbol being a special character in URLs.


    • #3
      this is the error message:

      Not Acceptable

      An appropriate representation of the requested resource /bbs/showthread.php could not be found on this server.


      • #4
        This may be due to mod_security. Please see this thread for the fix:
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          I did that and it hasn't changed the problem. What's odd is that the .htaccess file doesn't show up in file manager under cpanel, but when I use ftp to access the site, the file is there. do some ISPs not allow you to place an .htaccess file on the server?


          • #6
            Some FTP browsers hide those files from view. And yes, some hosts don't allow htaccess files. In that case you would have to ask your host to disable mod_security on the server itself, or at least disable it for your account.


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