Anchor Hack Suggestion



Anchor Hack Suggestion

Postby NickB » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:13 pm

I've had my own boards up off and on and I'd like to suggest adding an "anchor" hack to the software here.

This modification will allow you to return to the end of the thread you have just posted to instead of being returned to the main forum.

I also noticed you have a code error after posts are made. This may be part of the problem as well.

Just a suggestion. :)
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Postby Ed Schaum » Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:00 pm

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<b>NickB wrote:</b>
I've had my own boards up off and on and I'd like to suggest adding an "anchor" hack to the software here.

This modification will allow you to return to the end of the thread you have just posted to instead of being returned to the main forum.
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If you're reading a thread and you post a message in that thread, you are returned to the same thread you were reading before you posted. I can't think of any case where you post a message and end up on the main menu. Please tell me the steps to reproduce this.


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I also noticed you have a code error after posts are made. This may be part of the problem as well.

Just a suggestion. :)
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Same here. I don't get any errors when I post a message. If you receive an error, you should let me know exactly what the error is, and how you received it, especially if you can reproduce it.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:18 am

OK...here goes....
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:19 am

Here's the error I get towards the bottom left of the page after i post:

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Response object error 'ASP 0158 : 80004005'

Missing URL

/forum/post_info.asp, line 1522

A URL is required.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:17 am

I've never seen that error before, and I can't reproduce it by posting in this thread.

Just to be sure-

make sure you are logged in when you post, and make sure that you hit this site using the www in the link. If you do NOT use www.yestalk.org, you will not be logged in properly and you may encounter errors like this.

If that's not what's causing it, then let me know exactly what link you are clicking to post a message.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:42 am

I'm logged in properly Ed.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:45 am

I take that back. I wasn't using "www". Let's see if that helps.

If so, you may want to make a redirect for yestalk.org to www.yestalk.org.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:46 am

No go.

I still get this erro;

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>on error resume next
Response object error 'ASP 0158 : 80004005'

Missing URL

/forum/post_info.asp, line 1522

A URL is required.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 4:28 am

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<b>NickB wrote:</b>
No go.

I still get this erro;


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I'll try to help further, but I'll need to know exactly what screen you are on when you click to reply, and I need the exact link you use to reply.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 4:49 am

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<b>NickB wrote:</b>
No go.

I still get this erro;


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I'm having a look at the code, and it looks like this can only happen if someone tries to reply by typing the reply url into the browser instead of clicking on the link.

The error is saying that there's no referring page.

I'll have a closer look when I get home.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:54 am

Ok, I verified that one way to get this error is to paste the reply url into the browser rather than clicking the link.

The problem is that yestalk isn't getting a referring page from you, and doesn't know where to go after replying. I cleaned up the mess you see when this happens, but I can't really solve the problem. If you're not supplying a referring page, then the board can't send you to the next screen.

You might be blocking cookies or http-headers or something that could be causing this. Yestalk needs access to that info to make getting around easy.

As far as a redirect to www, I don't think that's possible ..errr, directly. I could disallow access to yestalk.org completely, but then some people might think the site was gone.

I could add a redirect at the main url to another index page (and I actually do something simpler, but just as effective), but that only works if someone comes to the site through the front door.

But I might be able to add something to the board to check if the www is there, and redirect if needed. I'll post something if/when I get around to that.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:45 pm

I'm not pasting anything. I have cookies enabled.

I'm simply using your software as it's intended to be used. It happens whether I choose reply...reply with quote...or reply to topic.

If it matters, I'm using the latest IE 6 release with all the patches running on XP Professional.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:29 pm

I'll try accessing the board with that configuration when I get home.

However, as far as I know, you are the ONLY person getting this error.
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Postby NickB » Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:48 pm

I appreciate the help Ed.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Wed Jan 15, 2003 10:18 am

Ok, I'm replying on a machine using xp pro with the latest Exploder.

I came in through www.yestalk.org and clicked the login link. From the main menu, I came into this forum, read this thread, and clicked on the reply link on the left.

Let's see what happens......
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Postby Ed Schaum » Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:41 am

It brought me right back into this thread.
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Postby hogrider99 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:04 am

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<b>Ed Schaum wrote:</b>
I'll try accessing the board with that configuration when I get home.

However, as far as I know, you are the ONLY person getting this error.
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sorry ed i seem to get the same error message using netscape 6 on both nt & 98 machines. i haven't bother you cause i thought it was pretty insignificant.


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Postby hogrider99 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:06 am

well i stand corrected as it worked & sent me back to thread with my reply at the bottom. maybe something you did already fixed it, for me anyways.


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Postby hogrider99 » Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:26 am

test
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Postby hogrider99 » Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:34 am

sorry had to do a test first as i could not believe there was a problem again. no error message this time just a very abbreviated yes talk page. no subjects, no thread, just the top & bottom of the web page.


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Postby Ed Schaum » Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:51 am

Not sure what to suggest. Your browser is either not sending a referring page in the header, or you have your security settings turned up to the point where it turns that off.

The error is happening because there's a command to send you back to the page you came from after posting a message. Since it can't tell what page you came from, it doesn't know where to send you.

If anyone can tell me how to generate this error myself, I'll look into it further, but for me it works on win98, win2k, and winxppro using netscape, mozilla, and IE.
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Postby hogrider99 » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:42 am

test
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Postby hogrider99 » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:43 am

test # 2
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Postby hogrider99 » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:51 am

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<b>Ed Schaum wrote:</b>
Not sure what to suggest. Your browser is either not sending a referring page in the header, or you have your security settings turned up to the point where it turns that off.

The error is happening because there's a command to send you back to the page you came from after posting a message. Since it can't tell what page you came from, it doesn't know where to send you.

If anyone can tell me how to generate this error myself, I'll look into it further, but for me it works on win98, win2k, and winxppro using netscape, mozilla, and IE.
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well ed i guess you hit the nail on the head with this one. it seems my firewall (norton personal firewall 2002) seems to be the culprit. i'm running netscape 6.2.3 on win98 & using the default settings. the funny thing i don't have that problem at work where we have a real firewall installed. any ideas on what i should do to resolve this other than disabling the firewall?


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Postby jackalz » Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:00 am

With the free firewall that I use, I can pick and choose which sites are allowed to send me stuff. Have you looked around for that kind of option?
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Postby hogrider99 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 8:08 am

test
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Postby hogrider99 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 8:18 am

test 2
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Postby hogrider99 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 8:20 am

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<b>jackalz wrote:</b>
With the free firewall that I use, I can pick and choose which sites are allowed to send me stuff. Have you looked around for that kind of option?
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thanks that seems to do the trick

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