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Crash Google Chrome with one tiny URL: We cram a probe in this bug

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curl passes the string on without modification. wget, however does this to it:

<code>

$ wget 'http://theregister.co.uk/%%300'

--2015-09-21 12:52:09-- http://theregister.co.uk/%25%300

Resolving localhost (localhost)... ::1, 127.0.0.1

Connecting to localhost (localhost)|::1|:3128... connected.

Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently

Location: http://www.theregister.co.uk/%2500 [following]

--2015-09-21 12:52:09-- http://www.theregister.co.uk/%2500

Reusing existing connection to localhost:3128.

Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found

2015-09-21 12:52:09 ERROR 404: Not Found.

</code>

Sincere apologies if this experiment makes anyone's browser crash...

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