I was taking a look at this question and used the current URL as a quick test, this gives an actual ASP.Net error page:


And this gives an empty page (0 content length):


The same happens if the title is included as well., this works:


ASP.Net Error Page:


Empty response:


I'm not sure what the desired behavior is here, but it seems like a 404 for the non-matching routes would be the appropriate page, just to keep things consistent. I agree this is a very minor issue with no real consequences, just pointing it out in case someone's digging around in the routes later and wants to make this match.

  • +1, repro'd. SE sites seem to have their fair share of issues with URL rewriting.
    – Andy E
    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:37

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Now that we have upgraded to .Net 4 looks like this is fixed.

It is fixed

  • To be fair, I just looked at the question Nick linked to. Credit here goes to @thekaido Aug 23, 2010 at 5:32
  • Ugh - I didn't even see the link in @Nick 's question... so late (or early!) here :) Aug 23, 2010 at 5:38

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