Bishiya Bishiya - 1 year ago 84
PHP Question

Links with single/double quote or space are redirecting

Am testing on a localhost, my htaccess is as shown below:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^user/(.*)$ pages/user.php?u=$1 [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^bookmarks pages/bookmarks.php [QSA]

If I type 'localhost/project/bookmarks' or 'localhost/project/user/username' I will be taken to bookmark's page or user's page.

If I added characters like '({[-,._' php will dissect the variable, if it doesn't comply with the page's url accepted characters it will echo error.

But when ' or " or space is added, the page will redirect instead of processing the '$_GET' request.

Book'marks or bookma'rks is redirecting to

How do I stop this from happening?

trs trs
Answer Source

This is not your .htaccess or your php. This is your FireFox offering you google's search services. There are a number of ways to fix it (in FF's about:config page) but you might be best off just typing the http before localhost for local URLs.

Instead of


type in


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