Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 01:32:22PM -0700, Terry Gliedt wrote:
>>Using swish-e-2.4.2 as well as swish-e-2.5.2-2004-09-16, it appears to
>>me that swish is building incomplete URLs as you can see in this
>>fragment of HTML taken from the HTML generated as a result of a simple
>>I was surprised with the use of a character entity before 'start=' in
>>the URL, but that actually works (see URL for 'Next 15').
> I'm not exactly following what you are saying.
> You mean you think that & should not be escaped in a href?
> I don't want to seek out that reference, so I'll use tidy to support
> that they need to be written as & -- also if it's not escaped then
> is &start an unterminated entity "&start;" ?
> moseley(at)not-real.bumby:~$ echo '<a href="http://foo/path?bar=1&foo=2">link</a>' | tidy 2>/dev/null | grep foo
> <a href="http://foo/path?bar=1&foo=2">link</a>
For many years I've always written URLs which invoke a script like this:
So when I saw that swish-e did
I was surprised at &. I had expected to see & instead of &.
The char entity isn't needed of course, since the href value is not
rendered visible in the page.
Anyway, & works in a URL to my surprise.
>>The use= key/value is not being used with the other links, so swish
>>attempts to use the default database (which does not exist) and I get an
>>error for the query.
> Still not sure what you mean.
See the 'Next 15' link. It contains 'use=fusion', but the other links to
pages do not. So when I click on '2', the link fails because swish.cgi
is looking for the default datebase (default.index). But the script did
know enough to specify the use= keyword for 'Next 15'.
What surprises me here is that this works for anyone. The swish.cgi I am
using is from the example directory in the source with conf changes
only, no code changes.
I figured this must have already been fixed by others, hence the post.
If not, I'll sort it out eventually.
>><tr><td colspan="2" bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font size="-1" face="Geneva,
>> Arial, Helvetica, San-Serif"> Page:</font>1
>> <a href="/pubcgi/swish.cgi?query=peggy&start=15">2</a>
>> <a href="/pubcgi/swish.cgi?query=peggy&start=30">3</a>
>> <a href="/pubcgi/swish.cgi?query=peggy&start=45">4</a>
>> <a href="/pubcgi/swish.cgi?query=peggy&start=60">5</a>
>> <a href="/pubcgi/swish.cgi?query=peggy&use=fusion&start=15">
>> Next 15</a></td></tr>
> That &use=fusion is really invalid, but I don't know of a browser that
> would have problem with it.
>>Anyone else see this? Or have a fix/circumvention? TIA
> Can you explain again what's not working? I just got back from a long
> lunch and maybe I'm not thinking clearly.
Terry Gliedt tpg(at)not-real.umich.edu http://www.hps.com/~tpg/
Biostatistics, Univ of Michigan Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received on Tue Sep 21 06:02:55 2004