[imc-uk-tech] [mini_mouse at riseup.net: Re: [Imc-london] help! no newswire]
barney at redmagic.org.uk
Sun Mar 19 07:09:35 PST 2006
On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 02:41:06PM +0000, Chris wrote:
> On Sun 19-Mar-2006 at 01:27:11PM +0000, Barney wrote:
> > Would it be helpful if I edit the page down in a text-editor to try
> > to find the simplest possible version that still doesn't work in firefox?
> Yes that would be great
Ok, so I was trying to do that, but I didn't really work. The bug
seems to be something in the way firefox and apache are communicating,
but it's unreliable.
I opened the page in ff 188.8.131.52 on XP, and there was no newswire, as expected.
I created a new user account on the same machine, opened firefox in
that, (i.e. with a newly created user profile), and the newswire
showed up. This ties in with the earlier comment about fixing it by
deleting all cookies.
I saved the page from the firefox which wasn't open, and opened it
with UltraEdit (a text editor). The newswire part was empty.
Saving the page from Internet Explorer gave a page with a newswire
that showed up in firefox.
I tried using wget to download the page onto my own local webserver
(Debian package apache2 2.0.54-5), and viewed that with the firefox
which wasn't working on the XP machine--the newswire showed up.
After that I went back to www.indymedia.org.uk from the firefox which
wasn't working, and the problem seemed to have fixed itself.
Perhaps sniffing the connection between firefox and the webserver
would be instructive, which I half-tried but didn't quite get to work.
So, no real conclusion as to what's going wrong, but perhaps someone
could put a notice somewhere on the site about it, suggesting that
people might try deleting cookies or using a different web-browser.
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