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Bug: Corrupting posts and previews , especially TWikiPreferences

Test case

Brand new install of 03/Feb/03 release, on www.phpwebhosting.com, specifically www.baanwiki.info/twiki. For example the "PreviewBackgound" image would be repeated about 8 times down the page.

I can give access to any developers needing to test due to this being brand new "not yet live" site.

Environment

TWiki version: 03/Feb/03
TWiki plugins: None
Server OS: Linux
Web server: Apache
Perl version: 5.6.1
Client OS: Linux
Web Browser: Mozilla 1.0 and 1.2, and Konquerer

-- PhilCole - 04 Feb 2003

Follow up

Could you please explain the problem in more details? Also, is it browser specific? What kind of Plugins do you have installed? Any skins activated?

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I've tested it my home network under using Linux with Mozilla 1.2, Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 4.79, and on Win NT4.0 under IE6. In all cases posts seem to be getting corrupted. I use www.ntlworld.com as my ISP and they use transparent proxies, inktomi1-cos.server.ntl.com. At work, via different ISP (and proxy) I can update fine using IE6. At the host, phpwebhosting.com, I can update fine using lynx (text based browser). I have no proxies on my home network, only a NAT firewall, from ipcop.org. So I believe the problem is to do with the NTL transparent proxy. I am going to attempt to add some HTTP cache-control headers to change the behaviour of NTLs proxy.

-- PhilCole - 05 Feb 2003

I found out that the NTL proxy was corrupting the POST message before it was reaching the wiki server by adding a print to file section for the CGI "text" param in "preview". After specifiying to mozilla to explicitly a proxy (still NTLs transparent proxy) on port 8080 the problem was fixed. So caused by buggy transparent proxy at NTL.

-- PhilCole - 06 Feb 2003

Closed, not TWiki related.

-- PeterThoeny - 08 Feb 2003

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