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Re: Mailing list archives broken for this list at Apache.org.

From: Ed <ed_at_kdtc.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 13:33:49 +0800

Mark Mielke wrote:
> On 01/07/2010 12:21 AM, Ed wrote:
>> Karl Fogel wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201001.mbox/ajax/%3C4B42936D.10107@mark.mielke.cc%3E
>>>
>>
>> produces what you see in the following description:
>>
>>>
>>> The message is displayed in a horribly broken way in the browser. At
>>> the top, the browser shows a warning bar that says "This XML file does
>>> not appear to have any style information associated with it. The
>>> document tree is shown below.". Below that, it... shows the document
>>> tree, complete with angle brackets and attributes and everything. The
>>> body of the message is visible, sort of, but this is surely not the
>>> intended UI :-).
>>
>> But what I don't know how to produce is how to get from the first link
>> to the second link without clicking directly on the second link.
>> Clicking on the first link, and then clicking on subsequent links
>> (any one) produces a proper UI and message display.
>
> If you note the /ajax/, I think it's pretty clear that the intent is for
> the browser to invoke java script which downloads the contents as XML,
> extracts it with JavaScript to convert it into pretty DHTML probably
> using the DOM API.
>
> A user would not look at /ajax/ directly. Only the JavaScript on the
> page would pull open that .xml and unpack it as DHTML.
>

Didn't really pay attention to the link itself. Just the results.
Anyway, figured out why and it's exactly as you described it.
(Of course, I didn't use the concise jargon. :))

Edmund
Received on 2010-01-07 06:52:01 CET

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