More questions regarding Server oddities

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Fri Dec 25 14:13:34 EST 2015


Mike (and Lyn),

I think you both missed the point about Tim's original problem :
    his page works with the OLD rev Server, and fails with the latest LC 
server (6.6.2)

So while I agree that it is probably better to not pursue issues in old 
versions, I don't think Tim has much choice, unless someone can come up 
with some suggestions on the original issue. Unfortunately the original 
scripts


http://www.pba.on-rev.com/5_today.lc
http://www.pba.on-rev.com/5_today.irev

have been modified, so the problem is not so obvious. However it can 
still be seen - they do both have a 'title' directive which demonstrates 
the problem - the .irev shows (for me) decent looking (AFAIK :-) 
Japanese characters, while the .lc one doesn't.

Note that both have the same
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> so 
the problem is not related to the charset set in HTML, it's a problem 
with the characters which are being generated.

Tim - could you maybe post the text of the script(s) so we can play with 
them independently.

Thanks
-- Alex.


On 25/12/2015 14:17, Mike Bonner wrote:
> Not sure why it stopped working, but you might try hitting the file
> directly.
> put URL "binfile:ynh5list_UTF8.txt <http://pba.on-rev.com/ynh5list_UTF8.txt>
> "
> (Lyn Teyla just sent the same thought..)
>
> Also, the extension you use with onrev chooses which version of the server
> you are hitting.  I'm wondering if something is going on with the older
> revserver on your onrev server.  (you might try grabbing a file from
> somewhere else, that is NOT your csv file and see if it works, or if all
> URL "http://" requests are broken for you.)
>
> You also might consider using the most recent version of rev.  Using the
> extension .lc instead will do so.  If it works with your .irev file copied
> to an .lc file, then you can use a custom .htaccess file to get your .irev
> to use the newest version too.  There was a discussion about how to do this
> not too long ago on this list.
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 6:27 AM, Tim Selander <selander at tkf.att.ne.jp>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm continuing to work on a .irev web page, with varying success.
>>
>> On-Rev account, server sage,
>> software:/usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/ireviam-engine  according to the tip
>> Alex gave me earlier.
>>
>> Brief description of page's function:
>> 1) Load static .csv file from web server into a variable. This is a list
>> of radio programs, the data is simply 3 items: Broadcast date, Program
>> Title and Host.
>> 2) Get today's date from the server.
>> 3) Using the date, find today's program in variable vlist, show the
>> broadcast date, the program Title, the Host.
>> 4) Again using the date, fetch the appropriate mp3 filename from our web
>> server and plug it into the audio tag's src.
>>
>> Extremely simple, no css or formatting of any kind. Just trying to get the
>> three items of data on the screen and load the audio player with the
>> correct mp3.
>>
>> Was working great, and I was plugging in test dates...
>>
>> When suddenly it stopped reading in the csv file. The command is: put URL "
>> http://pba.on-rev.com/ynh5list_UTF8.txt" into vlist
>> Instead of the data, vlist contains the html 404 page not found error.
>>
>> But the file is there.
>>
>> Copy and paste the url into the browser, and the text loads up. The csv
>> file is in the very same directory as the .irev file (
>> http://www.pba.on-rev.com/ynh5today.irev). Both are in the root of the
>> public_html folder. But the {put URL "
>> http://pba.on-rev.com/ynh5list_UTF8.txt" into vlist} command returns a
>> 404 error.
>>
>> Moved the csv file to two other web servers, On-Rev's deisel, and a
>> Japanese web host I use.
>> put URL.... etc. using the Japanese web host also fails. (could not
>> connect to server)
>> put URL.... etc. using deisel DOES WORK.
>>
>> Thought maybe Safari was acting up, so tried Chrome and Firefox. Same
>> problem.
>>
>> I'm puzzled.
>> Suddently, "Put URL..." can't find the file, but the browser can.
>> (For what it's worth, also tried "Get URL...." with same results.
>> Not related to browser software
>> Non- on-rev web server fails
>> Sage on-rev server fails
>> Deisel on-rev server succeeds (for now?)
>>
>> Could this be some kind of latency problem? Is some kind of 'wait' period
>> needed?
>>
>> Long time HC scripter, not a professional programmer....
>>
>> Any tips appreciated.
>>
>> Tim Selander
>> Tokyo, Japan
>>
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