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Re: Interesting bug in Amaya-9.1

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:19:31 +0200
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Cc: Amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200504111419.31506.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

Hi,

This bug is now fixed in the CVS version.

Le Jeudi 07 Avril 2005 10:02, McCrackin, Dan a écrit :
> 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
> (905)332-2000 ext. 290  -  (905)332-1114 fax
> (800)365-7587 toll free

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     Irène.
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