error Previous request not completed

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Aug 4 15:11:49 EDT 2016

On 8/4/2016 11:05 AM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> it still failed and locked up.. that's where I added "put the result"
> at the end of the loop and there it was again:
> "error Previous request not completed"

We've had the same issue, the problem occurs usually on slower 
connections. Chipp Walters gave me the workaround we're using now which 
isn't perfect but seems to resolve many instances.

function needToRetry pError -- Chipp Walters
   if pError is "timeout" or pError contains "socket timeout" or pError 
contains "error socket closed" \
         or pError contains "Previous request not completed" then
     return true
     return false
   end if
end needToRetry

In the script that gets or sends to the server (in our case, get) you 
call the function and don't let the script proceed until it returns false:

  repeat 3 times -- Chipp's method for unreliable connections
         get url tURL
         put the result into tNetworkErr
         put it into tData
         if not needToRetry(tNetworkErr) then exit repeat
         wait 100 milliseconds -- don't use w/msgs, let it block
end repeat

Chipp originally repeated 5 times but 3 seems to work most of the time 
and prevents an even longer delay. This will hang the script for a while 
if the connection doesn't succeed right away. I set the socketTimeOut to 
a lower number so that each attempt wouldn't wait the default 10 seconds.

For most of our users, the repeat never has to iterate but for those 
with problematic connections it seems to help a little.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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