I was trying to do a freetext search on lxr.linux.no
for the string "0" - the quote characters are part of
the search. Clicking search takes me to this URL:
Which just displays:
** Aborting: Illegal characters in HTTP-parameters.
It seems perfectly reasonable to me to want to search
for a C quoted string in a C program.
Similarly, searching for '0' (including the single
quotes) takes me to this URL:
Which has the same error message.
I suspect that this is an anti-script-kiddie feature
(if you are passing strings on the command line and
want to prevent quoting attacks like the recent KDE
3.0.4 hole), so maybe this is a RFE (check everything
is quote-safe then disable the anti-script-kiddie
feature) rather than a bug.