Solved 'Page could not be loaded' with inadvertent use of an unusual invisible basic Latin character

grahamperrin

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For reference

For a while, <https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/dream-setup.82154/page-2> would not load.

This type of response from XenForo: <https://forums.freebsd.org/attachments/1629634045258-png.11064/>

A slip of the finger – the intention was EN DASH (U+2013) but the post included CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-23013 adjacent to the en dash.

After discovering what triggered the bug, I used the home page to open the offending posts in the context of the page, i.e.:

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– then deleted the posts.

The character is:
  • visible as a rectangle in KCharSelect
  • invisible in contexts such as Code - OSS and a Firefox view of the editing field in XenForo.
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Basic Latin might seem peculiar for this CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) character, but that's how KCharSelect presents it in FreeBSD.



Solved here.

Someone might like to report a bug to developers of XenForo.

danger@ just FYI :cool:
 
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