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digitalmars.D - A bug in news reader program

reply HATA <hata mail1.big.or.jp> writes:
Hello

A bug has reported in BBS of D-language in Japan.
Let me post it in this news group, because this bug is in this news reader, not
in D compiler and library.
For example, please go to following page by clicking link (or copy & paste)
http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.b
gs&article_id=11355 

Then, please click link in a tree of the bottom of that page.

Perhaps, you must go to the article of "digitalmars.D".
But that link shoud make you to go to the article of "digitalmars.D.bugs".
The number of article is same, but news group is different.
This news reader can work rightly only through message list page.
We think this is a kind of bug.

Sorry, if this bug has been known.
Jun 09 2007
next sibling parent reply jcc7 <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from HATA (hata mail1.big.or.jp)'s article
 Hello
 A bug has reported in BBS of D-language in Japan.
 Let me post it in this news group, because this bug is in this news
 reader, not in D compiler and library.
 For example, please go to following page by clicking link (or copy &
 paste)

 Then, please click link in a tree of the bottom of that page.
 Perhaps, you must go to the article of "digitalmars.D".
 But that link shoud make you to go to the article of
 "digitalmars.D.bugs".
 The number of article is same, but news group is different.
 This news reader can work rightly only through message list page.
 We think this is a kind of bug.
 Sorry, if this bug has been known.

I've known about this for a while, but I don't know if it's been mentioned in the newsgroup before. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the WebNews project is being actively developed. It is open source, but I don't know how hard it'd be to fix. I think it has something to do with how WebNews uses cookies to keep track of the last newsgroup that has been displayed. In any case, the problem only seems to affect the links in the thread list at the bottom of the page and the pnews web interface doesn't even have a thread view, so I still prefer WebNews for when I can't use an actual newsreader. (Though a do post with pnews because posting through WebNews is known to "break" threads in its own threading view. For details, see http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D&article_id=47211) (More information about the newsgroups is available here: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?NewsDmD)
Jun 12 2007
parent Jari-Matti =?ISO-8859-1?Q?M=E4kel=E4?= <jmjmak utu.fi.invalid> writes:
jcc7 wrote:

 I've known about this for a while, but I don't know if it's been mentioned
 in the newsgroup before. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the WebNews
 project is being actively developed. It is open source, but I don't know
 how hard it'd be to fix. I think it has something to do with how WebNews
 uses cookies to keep track of the last newsgroup that has been displayed.

I use the web newsreaders very rarely, but I've also noticed that one of those (maybe the one with purple buttons) maybe forgets to close a link with </a>. That causes the whole window to act as a link to somewhere. It doesn't bother otherwise, but you must aim carefully at the buttons to hit the right link :)
Jun 12 2007
prev sibling parent HATA <hata mail1.big.or.jp> writes:
For details, see
http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D&article_id=47211)

(More information about the newsgroups is available here:
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?NewsDmD)

It doesn't bother otherwise, but you must aim carefully at the buttons to hit

Thank you for replys and introducing informaion. I reported this bug to Web-News's developper, Terence Yim.
Jun 23 2007