Add extra validation for a shortcut

Senior Developer
Valtech Netherlands

January 07, 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Mine started out well… suddenly, without a deployment or Azure issues, a website went completely unresponsive.  “502 – Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server”

Looking at the change log there was a content change just before the site went down. The change made was that a shortcut was set on page_1 to page_2,  while page_2 had a shortcut to page_1. So an endless loop was created.

Optimizely validates if the shortcut is set to “self”, but not for this scenario. So I created a validator that checks if the shortcut references a page that is a shortcut itself. You can find it here


Original Article was posted on Optimizely Development: Add Extra Validation for Shortcut


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