What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

When clicking on a question tagged , the site produces a 'Page Not Found' error.

share|improve this question
Reproduced in Google Chrome ( Clicking the aspx tag results in a Page Not Found error as described. – Jeff Yates Aug 4 '09 at 13:59
temporary solution: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/27702/… – alexandrul Oct 30 '09 at 11:37

3 Answers 3

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Pretty sure this isn't a browswer issue. Looks like the tag (and probably some other special cases) may have to be encoded differently to keep ASP.NET from freaking out.

share|improve this answer
I agree. Just being complete in specifying the browser. I suspect that somewhere, the .aspx is causing an incorrect redirection to a non-existant page. – Jeff Yates Aug 4 '09 at 14:07
Agreed, likely a bug than a browser issue – Aaron Aug 4 '09 at 14:22
This also happens with ".config" – Brad Gilbert Aug 4 '09 at 14:41
It is likely to occur for a variety of different asp.net extensions – TheTXI Aug 4 '09 at 14:47

Also note this only happens with ASP.NET related-extensions (e.g. .aspx and .config). As in, the .net tag and nonexistent .foo tag work properly (fixed as per this question of mine).

I'd say it's exactly as @TheTXI suggests - ASP.NET thinks it's supposed to be a real page name and barfs. In fact, the .config one just brings up a blank page, not even a 404.

Special treatment for the URLs http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/.aspx and http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/.config might fix it, as well as possibly just not allowing a period in tags. (.NET can become dot-net or something?)

share|improve this answer

Looks like it is attempting to process the actual tag as a page. Any way the moderators can simply remove the . from the tag?

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .