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•Re: Tweaks Made to FullPage Chat

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 23, 2002 at 22:28 UTC ( #207556=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tweaks Made to FullPage Chat

It's still not working. It has never worked for me. It now says:

Not Found The requested URL /'/index.pl was not found on this server.
in the "chat" window after my first submission. I suspect you are sending out BAD html, which is being error-corrected by your so-called browser, but refused by a more correct browser. Please be sure your page is proper HTML.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re: •Re: Tweaks Made to FullPage Chat
by bart (Canon) on Oct 23, 2002 at 22:50 UTC
    This is the refresh meta tag as it is now:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="12; url='/index.pl?displaytype=ra +w&node_id=3200'" />
    According to several tutorials I found, one shouldn't put those single quotes around the URL, for example Webmonkey and indiana.edu.

    So this tag should really look like:

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="12; url=/index.pl?displaytype=raw +&node_id=3200" />
    At least merlyn's browser falls over the presence of that opening single quote.
      So this tag should really look like:
      <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="12; url=/index.pl?displaytype=raw +&node_id=3200" />
      No, it should really be:
      <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="12; url=/index.pl?displaytype=raw +&amp;node_id=3200" />
      You forgot the HTML escaping step. Just like most of Everything2 does, last time I looked. And it's all broken.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
      Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

      Discussion of this issue went on for a while, so I'll just sum it up here:

      Nobody was able to find anything constituting anything like a W3C standard governing the content of content attributes of meta refresh tags. bart is correct in pointing out, (AFAIK) that no browser appears to fail if the single quotes around the URL "sub-attribute" are omitted, so if the darn things are going to be used and not proper HTTP headers, well, then it's best to omit the quotes (although I found examples containing quotes on a site owned by the same miscreants that appear to have invented this mess.

      W/ most browsers, the "sub-attribute" is only needed if the refresh tag is one of those cheesy redirects (my technical term of choice). Refreshing the same page needs only a time.

      For those of you who are interested, this was the closest thing I could find to a "reference" on the subject. Yes, not only did they invent <blink>, this, too is their fault =)

      If not P, what? Q maybe?
      "Sidney Morgenbesser"

Re^2: Tweaks Made to FullPage Chat
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Oct 26, 2002 at 02:05 UTC
    For the record, although I've already mentioned this in the chatterbox, links has the same problem.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^2: Tweaks Made to FullPage Chat
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Nov 02, 2002 at 23:26 UTC
    This has been fixed. Fullpage Chat should now work on pretty much all browsers.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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