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Re: windows 95 platform bug

From: <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 19:47:46 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199910281747.TAA01131@tuvalu.inrialpes.fr>
To: VE3LL@RAC.CA (John Russell)
Cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org
Hello John,

In our previous episode, John Russell said:
> the new version of Amaya seems to disregard
>  my setting of the cache location ----
> i set it to c:\Program Files\Amaya........
>     via cache option in settings
>     and confirm it by looking at my thot.rc
> note the use of space in program files as this is a standard
> windows file.......

> and i kill the 'programfiles' folder and 'program' folder  that
> got there mysteriously -- i dislike extra baggage in an
> already obtuse filing system

Good work. Your report was quite complete and I could pinpoint the bug.

The problem comes is libwww's cache functions
expect a URL like name (spaces coded as %20) and Amaya doesn't do so.
So, the space gets suppressed farther down.

I'll work on a fix tomorrow, but until this one is available, you should
avoid using spaces in the cache directory's name or in the temp directory.

Coding them as %20 won't help you now because this would create a dir name
with a %20.

I don't know if you could create a win95 alias dir on your disk and make it
point to the place you'd like to have the cache.

Sorry for the inconvenients.

Received on Thursday, 28 October 1999 13:47:50 UTC

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