Question mark in URL Exclusions or Filename - supported?

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rand 02/15/2011 10:27 am
Hi,

Does OE supports "?" sign in masks in URL Exclusions field or Filename field?

I.e., "1?.html"

Thanks.

rand 02/15/2011 10:55 am
Also, I tried using "*" sign in URL Exclusions field but it seems it is NOT supported either?

I.e., URL like:
*/path/bad.html

But maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Oleg Chernavin 02/17/2011 11:05 am
Sorry, ? means only the ? symbol, because it often occurs in URLs. * is fully supported.

What is wrong with */path/bad.html ?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
rand 02/17/2011 01:06 pm
? can be useful if I want to exclude only files 11.html, 12.html, etc but want to get file 1.html

It isn't really a problem though - thanks to OE supporting [0-9] ranges in Filename filter.
Oleg Chernavin 02/17/2011 01:30 pm
Yes, this is why I added [...] keywords. Both * and [ symbols are rare in URLs, so they are OK to use as such wildcards. But ? symbol is a different story - nearly 100% of sites have many URLs with them.

Oleg.