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404 error for image file requests with special characters


Hi, We are having issues with image file names having special characters like '+' . e.g:

Requests like <httpprotocol>://upload/FirstName+LastName.jpg throws 404 error. Where as the ones like <httpprotocol>:/upload/FirstName.jpg work fine.

We are using EPiServer VirtualPathNativeProvider and the site is built on CMS 6 R2. We tried setting IllegalCharactersRegEx for the virtualpath (episerver.config), but it doesnt work. Am I missing any configuration? Any suggestions would be really helpful.

Thanks, senthil.

Feb 15, 2012 16:26

Did you find any answer to this?


We are having the same issue. It seems you can't use '+' when you rename the file in the file manager but since we import images as commerce assets from InRiver it can have '+' and '%' but then we get an 404 when we try to open the image.

Feb 05, 2014 15:17

Have you tried using the encoded URL for these references, for instance "[path]/FirstName%2BLastname"?

Feb 05, 2014 16:01
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