I'm running a simple site based on Joomla. The SEF URLs are defined by SH404SEF and look like
https://[domain]/[category]/[sub category]/[article title alias].html.
In some cases there is a 1-to-1 relationship between category and article but in some cases one category has several articles.
Suddenly I have URLs requesting
https://[domain]/table/[category]/[sub category]/. Not only do these new URLs in some cases create 404s, they also view my articles in the wrong way and when there is not a 1-to-1 relationship between category and article the link adds several articles on one page.
The correct non-SEF URL ends with
&view=article and the new, incorrect non-SEF URL ends with
I have no
- my correct URLs
- any internal link
- the articles' html code
- menu items
- my sitemap.xml.
I've discussed this with the few extension providers that I am using and none of them see their extension as doing this new request.
Is there any way to find out what is making these requests?
I cannot make a redirect for these URLs because all of them correspond to several articles (instead of just one).
Can you see any risk with making a rewrite rule that puts a 410 on all URLs that starts with