Google "bug"

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#1

Yes... I have nothing better to do.

I noticed that when you put six or more forward or backward slashes after www.google.com all the google buttons above the search box disappear.

Go ahead try it out.

http://www.google.com///// <- 5 slashes

http://www.google.com////// <- 6 slashes

You can even mix it up if you want.

http://www.google.com/\/\/ <- 5 slashes

http://www.google.com/\/\/\ <- 6 slashes

Just a useless tidbit of information brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Ssseth


#2

Five slashes works ok but six makes the boxes disappear for me.


#3

That’s what I was saying “six or more”. :stuck_out_tongue: I was giving the 5 as an example of what google should look like.


#4

I see no difference no matter how many dashes…


#5

Perhaps it’s browser specific… I’m using IE 6.0 gasp at the moment.

The difference can be found in these screenshots.

So here is the regular google homepage.

This is the google homepage with six (or more) slashes.

See how the fields above the search box are gone.


#6


#7

Strange. I’ve tried it on two different computers and it appears without the fields on both of them.


#8

I’m using IE6 and the boxes disappear for me.


#9

You guys are really sad…
ROFL
:stuck_out_tongue:


#10

[/i]Originally posted by theone1_
You guys are really sad…
ROFL

I thought this thread was exiting… I guess i’m sad:bigsmile:


#11

BTW, works for me…



#12

Must be your crazy ISP-explorers :stuck_out_tongue:
My IE is version 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633 (MS loves long version numbers)


#13

Maybe yours is crazy…:bigsmile:


#14

If I use six or more / I gat page can’t be dissplayed


#15

Originally posted by Shaper
If I use six or more / I gat page can’t be dissplayed

When I went home and tried it on my home PC my Norton Firewall firewall was blocking it saying that it could have been an attack called “Redundant_Slashes_in_URl”.

Turn off your firewall and try again and I bet it works (did for me anyway).

It is not broswer specific either.

Have a look.

Mozilla Firebird:

Opera:

Lynx:


#16

Originally posted by Airhead
Must be your crazy ISP-explorers :stuck_out_tongue:
My IE is version 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633 (MS loves long version numbers)

My IE is the exact same version.


#17

Originally posted by Airhead
I see no difference no matter how many dashes…
Same here. Using IE 6.0.2600.0000


#18

doesnt matter how many dashes on the screen . anyway , here is this one ( ie version no. 6.0.2600.0000IC )


#19

Originally posted by Ssseth
That’s what I was saying "six or more"


#20

Even the HTML code is different.

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