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Last post Feb 01, 2010 02:51 AM by CarlosAg

  • Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Nov 22, 2009 02:42 AM|cichanlx|LINK

    I just installed the toolkit.  I ran a Site Analysis and got this error part way through.

    New Analysis
    There was an error while performing this operation.



    Invalid name character in '_META_CREATION_&_MAINTAINENCE'. The '&' character, hexadecimal value 0x26, cannot be included in a name.

     I'm stumped.  Any help would be appreciated.

     , Lee

  • Re: Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Nov 22, 2009 06:27 PM|CarlosAg|LINK

    It seems like your HTML contains a <meta name="creation & maintainance" that is causing the code to save the report to break, basically we capture this and it seems the "&" is preventing the report from saving it correctly.

    Right now the only workaround is to change the & for another character.

  • Re: Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Nov 22, 2009 09:18 PM|cichanlx|LINK

    Thanks for the weekend reply, Carlos!  (Hey, is this CarlosAg as in the free .Net WebChart?  I used that for a while and really liked it.)

    I had already regex searched my rendered source before posting, and found no meta element with a name attribute containing an ampersand.  I am thus led to believe that this "offensive" meta name occurs in a page I outlink to.

    Yes, I just regex searched the IIS SEO Reports folder, and the only instance of a meta name with an ampersand was in the External subfolder.

    Interestingly, the W3 does not specify legal values for the meta name attribute.  http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#h-

    I sure could use a workaround since I cannot change the source of sites which I outlink to. 

    , Lee

  • Re: Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Nov 23, 2009 01:08 AM|CarlosAg|LINK

    Yes, that would be me and my good ol' Chart Control, good to know it was useful.

    So, could you please send me an email at microsoft . com (same user name as this post). I can send you a workaround, basically using the extensibility we can write a module to clear the attributes that would be invalid. Once we verify it solves the problem I will post the example in my blog.



  • Re: Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Nov 23, 2009 12:22 PM|cichanlx|LINK

    Done.  Thanks in advance!

    , Lee

  • Re: Site Analysis: Confusing error

    Feb 01, 2010 02:51 AM|CarlosAg|LINK

    We have released a refresh version of the IIS SEO Toolkit that includes the fix for this problem, so please install the latest version and you should stop seeing this problem.