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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:06 pm

I know it's thousands of links, but come on, it's really just links. It should be able to handle it no prob.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:19 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:06 pm
I know it's thousands of links, but come on, it's really just links. It should be able to handle it no prob.
Maybe. My point is simply that they may view it as a badly designed page of a type so rare that it doesn't justify finding a "fix" (especially if it requires a substantive change in code).
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:28 pm

I think it says something important about the software, and shows a lack of imagination if they conclude it's too rare to care.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:03 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:28 pm
I think it says something important about the software, and shows a lack of imagination if they conclude it's too rare to care.
Well, it blows up Firefox, too. Open that page and it looks reasonable, but it sucks up a huge amount of system resources. So it will break a lot of systems even so.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by garmf » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:04 pm

Hi,
You seem to alter between lower and uppercase letters in your HTML Code, every other day. This breaks my tasker script. It is unable to read both at the same time and therefore it only works only about every second day.
Can one of you two nice and awesome editors please change to the other style? :)
I'm assuming it's just you two authors posting rotatory and that you use different PCs.

Thank you for your work with this :)

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:17 pm

garmf wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Hi,
You seem to alter between lower and uppercase letters in your HTML Code, every other day. This breaks my tasker script. It is unable to read both at the same time and therefore it only works only about every second day.
Can one of you two nice and awesome editors please change to the other style? :)
I'm assuming it's just you two authors posting rotatory and that you use different PCs.

Thank you for your work with this :)
You could just fix your script to accept either. :?
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by garmf » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:55 pm

bystander wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:17 pm
You could just fix your script to accept either. :?
That doesn't seem possible. It's not a real scripting language, nor does it accept regex, I think.

Edit:
Well, OK there was a way, but it took a couple of people a while to figure it out. And I don't understand the solution. XD

I guess there is no need for change anymore. Thank you for your time. :)

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Quae » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:55 pm

Can you please specify the text encoding in the APOD HTML? Today's (January 5, 2020) APOD ("A Starry Night of Iceland") mentions the name of the location where the picture was taken and that name includes non-ASCII characters. The page's HTML does not indicate the text encoding, so my browser had to guess at the text encoding and it guessed wrong, so the name was not legible. If you include a suitable <meta charset="xyz"> element in the HTML (change xyz to the name of the encoding) then browsers don't have to guess and can't get it wrong. Thank you.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by NoneYet » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 pm

Hi,

I can't seem to get a verification email - I've tried to register three different email addresses, one gmail - checked the junk folders and main folders, asked for a resend of the verification email.

Any ideas? Pulling my hair out here.

Thanks!

Jamie.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 pm

NoneYet wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Hi,

I can't seem to get a verification email - I've tried to register three different email addresses, one gmail - checked the junk folders and main folders, asked for a resend of the verification email.

Any ideas? Pulling my hair out here.

Thanks!

Jamie.
Hi, I went ahead and manually activated the account that looks like it could be yours: JamieSythes
You ought to be able to log in with whatever password you gave yourself.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by GregT » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:18 pm

Hi!

I'm unsure that this question/remark/issue is not reported yet, but the HTML format is purely obsolete on the APOD pages. More precisely, and annoying (for me) the <p> tags don't have a matching </p>. Consequently, it's hard to parse a page for keeping a specific item, like the description (eg. with XQuery/XPath and similar tools)

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by rstevenson » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:15 am

GregT wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:18 pm
I'm unsure that this question/remark/issue is not reported yet, but the HTML format is purely obsolete on the APOD pages. More precisely, and annoying (for me) the <p> tags don't have a matching </p>. Consequently, it's hard to parse a page for keeping a specific item, like the description (eg. with XQuery/XPath and similar tools)
The issue has been raised before. There seems no will to fix the HTML (or to raise it to a more modern standard, to be more precise.)

For your particular issue... I would save the page out to a file and run a script on it using a good programmer’s text editor (I use BBEdit) to fix the tags. Then process the resulting file as per your needs. Yes, this adds a step, but it would work.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by dziban303 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:37 am

I don't really know where to post this, but this thread may be the closest to the issue.

The video for tomorrow's (20 April 2021) APOD has been uploaded to Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-PmKca_w0g

Unfortunately, the video bugged and plays at 10 fps. This seems to be an issue with the video itself, as querying with youtube-dl reveals all versions of the video are 10fps: The original video, which can be found here, is a 25fps mp4.

Since the APOD version has evidently been slightly edited, I'm guessing there was an issue when saving the modified video. If anyone can tell me how I can get in touch more directly to let APOD know before the link goes live, I'd appreciate it.

Cheers