SDL Web 8, DXA and Chrome – A funny situation

I have recently been working with an implementation involving Web 8 and DXA.
During the implementation we put couple of redirects such  redirect from


However, I am continuously getting the below error:

404 - Resource Not Found

Careful investigation suggests that a “traiing” slash is getting added to the redirected URL as –

I keep on investigating by looking at the code, redirect rules, searching over search engines but nothing leads to a resolution. I even tried to look into the DXA framework code to search for any hint but no luck.

Further googling links me to this 2 year old bug in Chrome browser:

which is supposedly fix in a later version two years back itself

Curiously, I tried hitting the URL in other browser and to my surprise it works fine without any issue and as expected.

In the above post last couple of comments (from this year) suggests a browser cache clean (for some other behaviour though) – but I give it a try…and woo hoo!!! It starts working in Chrome too.

Moral of the Story: Technology is Technology – an error might exists anywhere, even at those places you may never imagined.


Director at Content Bloom India having 12+ years of experience in Software Development Life Cycle using AGILE, Iterative and RUP approaches. Experience in following: - CMS packages: SDL Tridion, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Sitecore, Umbraco, Kentico, and Alfresco - Search Engines: SOLR, AWS Cloud Search, Elastic Search - .NET Technologies: .NET & .NET CE Framework, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WCF, WinForms - Mobile Development: Android Native App, Windows Mobile App - Database: MS-SQL Server, MySQL - Program Management: JIRA, MS-Project, Trello - Design Tools: MS-Visio, StarUML - Infrastructure: Linux, Windows Server, AWS Have decent knowledge about Core Java, Spring MVC Instrumental in Application Architecture, Designing (HLD & LLD), Coding and deployment .NET applications (Web, Desktop, Mobile). Experience in following domain: - Digital Media & eCommerce - Travel & Hospitality - Aviation Industry - Education - Insurance - Automation - Automobile - Railways Education: Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing

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