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fauxfrenchdeux
2004-01-29, 17:15
--- kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
> Quoting fauxfrenchdeux <fauxfrenchdeux (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:
>
> > With the Fishbone skin, the player selection
> pop-up
> > menu will only display my SB...

> recent fixes involved the cookies, which record the
> last player choice. If you
> have HTML caching enabled, this will cause a problem

It doesn't appear to be HTML caching that is the
problem.


> I do not have access to
> safari so that's the best suggestion I can give.
> Maybe clear your cookies if
> safari allows.

That was the problem, the cookies. First I tried
Mozilla and there was no problem. Back to Safari and
disabled HTML caching, the problem persists. Delete
the cookies and disable saving them. No more problem.
Turn on cookies, still no problem. Maybe the cookies
were corrupt, or maybe your "change" somehow made them
incompatible, but in any case I will continue to
monitor. Thanks for the feedback.

One thing I noticed after sending my last post was
that the 1/29 build seemed to constantly "lose" my
directory contents and would rescan. 30 minutes later
I have no albums in my SlimServer directory and it is
rescaning. Maybe this is related to the cookie
monster? Will keep an eye open (and the lights on:-)

Julius

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kdf
2004-01-29, 17:31
Quoting fauxfrenchdeux <fauxfrenchdeux (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

>
> > I do not have access to
> > safari so that's the best suggestion I can give.
> > Maybe clear your cookies if
> > safari allows.
>
> That was the problem, the cookies. First I tried
> Mozilla and there was no problem. Back to Safari and
> disabled HTML caching, the problem persists. Delete
> the cookies and disable saving them. No more problem.
> Turn on cookies, still no problem. Maybe the cookies
> were corrupt, or maybe your "change" somehow made them
> incompatible, but in any case I will continue to
> monitor. Thanks for the feedback.

cookies are an immense pain, and they are hard to debug (for me at least)
I wanted to name them properly, but its been a very difficult transistion. They
seem to change behaviour simply based on name. Sorry for all the confusion. It
should settle down shortly.


> One thing I noticed after sending my last post was
> that the 1/29 build seemed to constantly "lose" my
> directory contents and would rescan. 30 minutes later
> I have no albums in my SlimServer directory and it is
> rescaning. Maybe this is related to the cookie
> monster? Will keep an eye open (and the lights on:-)

not likely a cookie thing, as these relate only to the fishbone skin and simply
contains a browse url and player id. Maybe tag cache related? an false positive
on the dirtycache test perhaps.

-kdf

Pat Farrell
2004-01-29, 20:06
At 07:31 PM 1/29/2004, kdf wrote:
>cookies are an immense pain, and they are hard to debug (for me at least)

Agreed. I find that debugging them (and lots of other webstuff) is
greatly easier using the Web proxy (DevProxy) debugger tool here. Free, etc.
http://www.widgetbuilders.com/

Pat


Pat Farrell pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com
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kdf
2004-01-29, 20:18
Quoting Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>:

> At 07:31 PM 1/29/2004, kdf wrote:
> >cookies are an immense pain, and they are hard to debug (for me at least)
>
> Agreed. I find that debugging them (and lots of other webstuff) is
> greatly easier using the Web proxy (DevProxy) debugger tool here. Free, etc.
> http://www.widgetbuilders.com/
>
> Pat

Thanks! I'll check it out :)
-kdf

Steve Baumgarten
2004-01-30, 11:39
I find that using Mozilla while developing code makes cookie debugging a
breeze. It has a window specifically for examining cookies -- you can see
if they're persistent or not, when they expire, what their values are.
You can clear them all or selectively delete just a few. Very simple.

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