My User timeline Twitter widget is causing a "null" page request


#1

For some reason, my Twitter Widget at http://www.markheadrick.com is causing a http://www.markheadrick.com/null request on my web server which of course causes it to generate a 404 error at my website. This never happened until today.

Thanks,
Mark H.


#2

For now I’ve made htaccess rule to make it a 410 error so my Apache logs don’t fill up with page not found messages. And, yes, if I remove the widget code, no request is made.


#3

I’ve discovered it’s related to images. If I select the option to auto-expand photos then I get the null request. If I uncheck it, then I do not. But, as soon as I click on the expand photo link in the timeline, it sends a null request.


#4

Same here. Started about 6 hours ago.


#5

Same for me. Any solution ?


#6

I added the following to my .htaccess file for a quick fix:

 RedirectMatch gone /*null

This will apply to any page requent ending in “null” so be careful. I have the twitter widget show on all pages so needed to apply this across the site.


#7

Thank you for the reports. We are investigating this.


#8

Thanks. It appears that the issue has been corrected. I am not seeing the null requests on either of my sites with my various widgets set to auto-expand pictures.


#9

Piggybacking off of @mrheadrick’s comment, a deploy has gone out that should resolve this issue. Thanks for the reports!


#10