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Interesting bug in Amaya-9.1

From: McCrackin, Dan <dan.mccrackin@thermo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:02:16 +0200
To: Amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200504071002.16699.dan.mccrackin@thermo.com>


Hello,

	I've been using your (rather excellent) Amaya as an html editor for
some time now, and have recently run into an interesting bug in version 9.1.
In Brief:


Version: 	Amaya 9.1, Feb 23, 2005 under Windows XP.

Description:	Accidently opening a read only file prevents Amaya from ever
sucessfully editing that file, unless you hunt down the cached copy and
delete it.

Elaboration:
	When a file is opened for editing, it appears that at some point you
copy the file into Amaya's cache (Documents and
Settings/username/amaya/....)   When a save is done, this cached copy gets
copied back to the actual file being edited.
	*BUT* if the original file was (mistakenly) write protected when
first opened, then the *cached* copy is also write protected.   Shutting
down Amaya, un-writeprotecting the file and reopening Amaya results in Amaya
trying to copy the file into its cache again, in the same spot, which fails.
It then proceeds to display the old, write protected version.   The only fix
seems to be hunting down the write protected cached copy, and deleting it.
After doing this, everything seems to be OK again.

To Reproduce:
	To see this most dramatically, write protect an html file, then open
it and try to edit it.     Exit Amaya.   Now replace your local write
protected file with another file of the same name that is _not_ write
protected.   Try to edit it.   You should see the _original_ write protected
file instead of your local file.


	Just thought you should know.   Thank you!


	Dan McCrackin



Dan McCrackin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Research Engineer
Laboratory Automation and Integration
Thermo Electron Corporation
mailto:dan.mccrackin@thermo.com
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