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Postby NemZ » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:48 pm

Yup.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:51 pm

I'm utterly baffled then. If we browse in the same fashion and use the same browser all that's left is . . . I dunno, service provider, maybe? I can't imagine that's it, but what's left?
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:57 pm

What's left is, I can make the mystery a non-issue by switching to the recommended routing method -- which I can test on the test instance because it doesn't require .htaccess to rewrite it at all, so there should be no service blips tonight as a result of my fiddling.

Thanks for your cooperation you two, because now I know I should stop avoiding the much more major restructuring that this rewrite project begged for from the start.
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Postby Ornette » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:24 am

My guess is that somewhere (in the viewtopic.php content) there is a link that is relative instead of absolute. If the URL the browser requests is /post/123/something/, and the content of that page there is a link like:

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<a href="foo.php">foo</a>


Since it's a relative URL, clicking on that link forces the browser to resolve the URL base. So the browser needs to look at the address bar and it sees: /post/123/something/, thus it requests: /post/123/something/foo.php

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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:29 am

Seems I temporarily disabled /post/ links. I didn't think the controller was actually active. I have the PHP error log open and a bunch of requests going through the controller suddenly popped up (with nowhere to go because it's not wired up correctly). So for those of you who had that problem just now, sorry.
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Postby NemZ » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:47 am

I did just have the same error twice in a row, actually. mystery solved?
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:55 am

Oh, sorry, no, I was talking about something else just now. Ornette's conjecture looks to be on the right track, but I'm working on another problem right now (canonization of the /post/ and /thread/ URLs so that search engines don't split hits between them when they actually refer to the same thing).
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:09 am

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:What's left is, I can make the mystery a non-issue by switching to the recommended routing method -- which I can test on the test instance because it doesn't require .htaccess to rewrite it at all, so there should be no service blips tonight as a result of my fiddling.

^ This turned out not to be true, and regardless I've wound up working on other issues as well. Expect brief outages tonight.
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:23 am

I also used the unread posts button a lot. But in addition, I use a browser's back button a lot, too; a habit from the early days of the web. Sometimes sites break because of this, if they have code which assumes a certain sequence or remembers where I've been even though I backed out. In this case, just going back with the back button and repeating the operation always works correctly, which suggests that the forum code is seeing the starting conditions as different; something is remembered that enables the code to get it right the second time (refreshing fails, because that's done by the browser using the already incorrect URL).
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:29 am

Some 301 redirects are live now (new as of earlier tonight), so I wonder if that will fix anything.
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Postby Chuckman » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:46 pm

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/monk/urlrewrite/event/listener.php on line 473: preg_match(): Unknown modifier '.'
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/monk/urlrewrite/event/listener.php on line 473: preg_match(): Unknown modifier '.'
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[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/monk/urlrewrite/event/listener.php on line 473: preg_match(): Unknown modifier '.'

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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:48 pm

Just fixed. I forgot to escape a slash in a regular expression, so it interpreted it as the end of the expression and thus incorrectly interpreted the "." after it as a modifier. I'm working on the search page today -- rewriting the links on it to canonical form (/thread/etc for topic links, /post/etc for post links).
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:50 am

For a second there on my iPhone 6 I received a "lost URL" warning when logging in, but trying to re-log in again worked fine. Maybe it was just something weird on my end or related to that aforementioned error.

The address bar read off something like UCP.php too (user control panel?)
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Postby Ray » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:32 pm

I don't know if this is just a problem with me or what. But I came on here and saw several topics lit up indicating there was a new post, but then I clicked on them, and there was no new post. Or at least none of the topics were lit up to indicate there was a new post.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:42 pm

This might be a new(?) feature that I didn't read up on, but it seems like posts that you yourself make have a green line on the lefthand side of the post? At first I thought it was an overall "latest post" indicator but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:04 pm

Green bar = logged on/active user
Red bar = logged out/not active
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Postby NemZ » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:05 pm

red? I just see no bar at all for people who aren't logged in.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:08 pm

Huh. Certainly is a feature I haven't noticed before then. Thanks for clarifying!

I don't believe I've noticed red, myself.
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Postby Tankred » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:13 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Green bar = logged on/active user
Red bar = logged out/not active


I asked about this a while back, so that's what they mean eh? Good to know I guess, oh right, mines red because I checked the box to keep my online status to myself.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:19 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:red? I just see no bar at all for people who aren't logged in.
It may be an admin thing -- like I can see Tankred with a green bar, because he's not hidden to my eyes.
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