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New problem for an old strip

Postby Deckard Canine on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:21 am

I mentioned before that clicking "Next comic" on this strip somehow skips over hundreds of entries to the end. That problem was never resolved. Now I've discovered that the two subsequent strips have the same problem and the two before it don't even have a "Next comic" or "Latest comic" option. I'm sure that these were not issues earlier.

If I don't get good help on this soon, I will look into moving my archives elsewhere.
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby LibertyCabbage on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:42 am

Hi, Deckard Canine,

You have two ways you can resolve this problem, both of which are easy to do:

1) Access your /public_html/d/ folder on the FTP and delete the buggy HTML files you specified. Then, upload your PNG files from those dates to your /public_html/workspace/comics folder, like you were uploading new comics. Delete the old files from your /public_html/comics/ folder, and schedule an update in Site Admin. The server will create new HTML files to replace the ones you deleted.

Or,

2) Access your /public_html/d/ folder on the FTP and edit the buggy HTML files to work as intended. For the pages that incorrectly link to the latest comic, change the URL in the following...
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 <a href="http://downscale.comicgenesis.com">Next comic</a>

...to the HTML file you desire, such as...
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<a href="http://downscale.comicgenesis.com/d/20100604.html">Next comic</a>

For the HTML files that don't have the "Next comic" and "Latest comic" links, add the following after "Previous comic</a> "...
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<a href="http://downscale.comicgenesis.com/d/20100604.html">Next comic</a> <a href="http://downscale.comicgenesis.com">Latest comic</a>

...using the correct date for "Next comic."

For http://downscale.comicgenesis.com/d/20100521.html, which lists the author as "ARRAY(0xd130b0)," you can fix it by changing this line...
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<h2>by ARRAY(0xd130b0)</h2>

...to this...
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<h2>by Stephen Gilberg</h2>


Also, note that adding...
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***calendar***

...anywhere in your HTML will generate a calendar-style navigation section that displays the comic's entire archives.
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby Deckard Canine on Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:33 pm

Thank you, LC; I'll give it a try.

Now for someone to eject the spammer who replied right after you.

EDIT: Your first method worked! I think the whole archive is good to go now. Thanks again!
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby Deckard Canine on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:46 am

Well, it turns out that clicking "Next" from here still leads to a null page with no links, even after I've deleted all traces of 20090415 and tried your first method for reloading 20090414. Also, clicking "Next" from here leads to a blank strip, but at least it's skippable.
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby LibertyCabbage on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:53 am

Both pages you linked seem to work fine for me. 20090414 goes to 20090417, and 20090417 goes to 20090421. Can you try clearing your browser's cache and viewing them again?
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby Deckard Canine on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:52 am

LibertyCabbage wrote:Both pages you linked seem to work fine for me. 20090414 goes to 20090417, and 20090417 goes to 20090421. Can you try clearing your browser's cache and viewing them again?

Yes! Thank you again.
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Re: New problem for an old strip

Postby LibertyCabbage on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:09 am

Deckard Canine wrote:Yes! Thank you again.

Great, I'm glad it worked.
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