According to Mike Brockington:
> It looks like I was a little premature with my last message, since
> Htdig doesn't like my 'fixed' page any better than the bad one.
> To recap:
> I have a page which contains 26 links to the same database driven
> page, with a pair of parameters. The first of course is delimited
> with a Question Mark character, while the second is delimited with
> an Ampersand character. Initially the latter was actually the HTML
> entity. This works fine in a browser, which translates it back to the
> single character before requesting the URL, but not in htdig which
> sends the URL verbatim.
> I therefore got the page changed so that it merely used a single
> Ampersand character, but htdig seems to be assuming that this is the
> start of an entity and strips out the entire parameter name, leaving:
> [ampersand] [equals] [value] (two single characters followed by
> a string)
> (hope that makes sense - I've seen too many of these examples broken
> because they tried to use the actual characters.)
> I've re-read the config file, and the reference, but can't figure this
> out, does anyone have any clues?
> (Still looking for a binary of 3.1.6 for NT)
That's very odd. You mentioned earlier that you were running 3.1.5 on NT,
but the problem you describe above sounds an awful lot like a bug we had
back in 3.1.3 (see http://www.htdig.org/FAQ.html#q5.15). Are you sure about
the version you're running? (See http://www.htdig.org/FAQ.html#q5.33)
I was under the impression that 3.1.4 and up dealt with ampersands
(encoded or otherwise) in URLs correctly, but it may be that some problems
slipped through the cracks. If you're sure you're running 3.1.5, could
you give us the URL of one of these HTML files so we can try to reproduce
the problem with current versions (3.1.6 & 3.2.0b4 development).
Any Cygwin users out there care to contribute 3.1.6 binaries for our
site's binary release section?
Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <grdetil@...>
Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada)