[ic] flypage specialsub patch

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Aug 31 12:56:39 UTC 2009

Quoting Peter (peter at pajamian.dhs.org):
> On 08/30/2009 12:49 PM, Mike Heins wrote:
> > Quoting Mike Heins (mike at perusion.com):
> >> Quoting Peter (peter at pajamian.dhs.org):
> >>> Hi everyone,
> >>>
> >>> Before I commit this patch can anyone who uses the flypage SpecialSub
> >>> test it to see if it breaks anything?  It works fine for me.
> >>>
> >>> <http://github.com/pajamian/interchange/commit/00a20b210ed8ae9f56f579da8b426508f224246e>
> >>>
> >> What is it supposed to do?
> > 
> > This comes from my preference that you don't talk about a link in
> > message as if someone has read the link. You can ignore this, as
> > I have now read it. I still don't like it.
> Fair enough.  I'll explain for the benefit of others and to give you
> some more background.
> I want to use the flypage specialsub to strip out SEO strings in the URL
> when checking for the existence of a SKU, for example, a sku of
> 123456/foo-bar-baz would get stripped to 123456 with a simple regexp as
> the foo-bar-baz is just there for SEOs to key on and to make the URLs
> more readable.  The problem I was having is that if the resulting sku
> doesn't exist the flypage specialsub still pretends like it's a valid
> sku and goes on to display what is in essence a flypage with no data.
> In fact there is currently no way to tell IC to go on with normal page
> processing if you're using the flypage specialsub, so IC will no longer
> process directory indexes, will not run the missing specialsub and will
> not display the missing special page at all if the flypage specialsub is
> defined.
> I made the fix linked to above and it works well for me, but before I
> commit it I wanted to check to see if it breaks anyone else's code who
> might be using flypage for a different purpose than I am.  I don't think
> it will, but I'm just not sure, so I'm asking.

Looks like a good fix to me. I can't imagine that it would cause
a problem even for someone currently using the SpecialSub.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
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