Bing Bot Causing Errors - Any Solution?

I wanted to see if there was any kind of ‘best practice’ thinking on how to deal with this error we’ve been seeing on one of our sites. Apparently, it gets thrown every time the Bing Search bot crawls our site.


Machine             : 2015-VMWeb01
Instance            : unknown

: Parameter 1 of function IsDefined, which is now
application.stCOAPI.98.stWebskins.displayPageStandard.viewStack, must be a
syntactically valid variable name.

: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +

: {ts '2015-11-05 05:03:05'}

Host                : <REMOVED>

HTTPReferer         : 

QueryString         : furl=/sitemap&&type=98

RemoteAddress       :

Bot                 : bot


Exception Type      : Expression

Tag Context        
E:\inetpub\wwwroot\farcry\core\packages\lib\error.cfc (line: 537)
E:\inetpub\wwwroot\farcry\core\tags\navajo\display.cfm (line: 291)
E:\inetpub\wwwroot\farcry\core\tags\navajo\display.cfm (line: 279)
E:\inetpub\wwwroot\farcry\core\tags\navajo\display.cfm (line: 1)
E:\inetpub\wwwroot\farcry\projects\diesel_2015\www\index.cfm (line: 22)

Hi Phil,

Which version of Core are you on? I think this issue is fixed in FC 7.0.x, invalid type parameters now show a 404 page (I tested this on the latest p710 and it seems fine but I’m sure the fix is much older than that).


We are on 7.1.0;

Let me see if I can find a recent example of this error.

I’d recommend upgrading from 7.1.0 to 7.1.4 as there have been quite a few bug fixes – I did my testing above on p710 (which is the 7.1.x maintenance branch) so I think it should fix your problem :slightly_smiling: