INVALID URL (change to original post)

From: Rich Quinn <>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 20:26:40 -0700


One thing slipped my mind in the original post.

I tried the same thing, but without using names.
Instead I tried IP addresses.

Thus if I try to go to the default netscape port(80) by putting: in my url window, I get the same INVALID URL error.

However, If I use a different port for my web page(say, 84) and I then put: in my URL window, everything comes up just fine.

I guess the issue is not with white spaces or dashes then.

I'll put my original post at the bottom:


I have been getting that dreaded "INVALID URL" Error. Let me preface by
saying that I've read the FAQ and have combed through a good portion of the
archives(where the subject contained the string: "INVALID URL").

My URL is this:

It works fine when squid is turned off. I am assuming that squid does NOT
have a problem with the dashes(-) in the URL. If indeed it does have a
problem? Is there a way to escape them?

Like I said, when I turn squid on, it does not work and I get that "INVALID
URL" Error. I have enterred it manually so as to make sure there are no
white spaces. I even turned the URI Whitespace switch to "allow" just to
make sure.

When I try to access that URL, I get the message at the bottom of this
email. The only odd thing I notice is that squid seems to be adding the
"/" at the end of my request.

when I request:
My browser comes back with:
in the URL window

Any ideas?



Here is my variation of the error message that I have
seen many others post to the list:

The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: /

The following error was encountered:

       Invalid URL

Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect. Possible problems:

       Missing or incorrect access protocol (should be `http://'' or similar)
       Missing hostname
       Illegal double-escape in the URL-Path
       Illegal character in hostname; underscores are not allowed

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