[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #27962: Query string parameter `name=` results in 404

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Mon Apr 21 23:54:49 UTC 2014

#27962: Query string parameter `name=` results in 404
 Reporter:  pkwooster     |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |    Version:  3.9
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 If the query string contains a parameter named `name` a 404 not found
 error is returned.

 This has been reported numerous times in the support forums without any
 proper answer or explanation.  All such reports that I saw are closed.
 The oldest I could find was from 6 years ago on version 2.2
 http://wordpress.org/support/topic/name-variable-in-url-creates-404, I
 can't verify that as I don't have a system that old.

 This problem can not be solved by the website author as we have no control
 over the parameters sent by users and form packages.

 Because of the name of the parameter that cause the problem being `name`
 this is extremely difficult to research, producing thousands of false
 positives.  At the very least this should be documented and the questions
 in the support forum answered with a workaround.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/27962>
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