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Re: errors with php interface

From: Kelli Coggins <kelli(at)>
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 15:34:00 GMT
I am using a Win NT 4 server. I had edited the config file with BBEdit, so
it was not ANSI. I resaved it, but it didn't seem to make any difference.
The errors that were logged were the same.

I went back to the command line to make sure that the swish-e/test.idx file
was working and I got results.

I load in the browser, then
type text in the input box. I click Find It! and the page reloads with no
results and a cleared input box. I guess the page is not finding search
results so just reloads itself.

I believe search.conf is loading. I changed the name to searche.conf and
then tried to load the search.php page. It didn't even show up. Is there any
other test I can try?


> From: David L Norris <>
> Organization: WebAugur
> Date: 28 May 2003 17:34:50 -0500
> To:
> Cc: Multiple recipients of list <>
> Subject: RE:errors with php interface
> I think maybe one of two problems could be to blame:
> 1) search.conf isn't being loaded at all...which doesn't seem likely
> since that would generate a fatal error.
> 2) search.conf is not ANSI text or maybe has stray control characters;
> maybe the file is Unicode?
> Are you running on Windows NT, 2000, XP, or 2003?  Maybe your text
> editor has saved the file as Unicode after you edited it.
> I inadvertantly saved your config from the email as Unicode.  When I
> save as Unicode I get those same errors you are seeing.  When I convert
> the file from Unicode to ANSI your config works fine.
> So, if you are on an NT-based system then try this:  Open the config
> file in Notepad, select File menu, select Save As, make sure ANSI is
> selected under the "Encoding" drop-down, then save over top of the
> original file.
> -- 
> David Norris
> ICQ - 412039
Received on Thu May 29 15:34:10 2003