----- Original Message -----
From: "Kate L Pugh" <kake(a)earth.li>
Sent: 15 December 2003 13:03
Subject: [OpenGuides-London] Mangled metadata
Many of the pages on the Open Guide to London have
characters in locales and categories. These characters are
concatenating the locales and categories into something bizarre. See
oglondontest=> select metadata_value from metadata where node='Marylebone
Station' and metadata_type='category' and version=8;
Hummm... This is interesting, as the hoover script does not attempt to do
anything clever with the metadata - it just passes other form fields intact -
or so it appears to do. Perhaps there is something that a browser does
to a textarea field which my LWP::UserAgent code is not doing, or maybe
some escaping that is needed with POST :(.
We have a textbox containing Rail\nTube AFAIAA. This is passed intact
to POST, and to the CGI script, which should DWIM and turn 2 lines of
text into two rows. Why is the CGI script not seeing the text as separate lines?
I suspect this might have something to do with the wiki hoover -
certainly the "last five nodes" edited by it all exhibit the problem.
Ivor, can you investigate please?
Argh, I really don't have time to work up something to fix all the
mangled data right now. I'm going to have lunch and a think.
Are you responsible for Wiki Dyson? LOL :)
Before coming home and catching up on my emails, I did contemplate
repackaging and releasing the Wiki Hoover to CPAN as a module
(with a full set of tests of course ;).
I need to think about this error and do some client side debugging.
I'll probably use my existing test pages on collab.orative.org