Ticket #251 ( Closed )

Short Description Blank Page returning from use of form URL from swept session
Entered By: Michael - Charleston When: 1999-02-02 14:34:02 Build: 1.03.07A
Categories Type: Question   Department: Product   Category: Troubleshooting
I started a session, then, keeping the page up in my browser, waited about an hour until I was sure my session had been swept. Then, I re-submitted my search and I got a blank page back instead of a page saying my session was no longer valid. Here's the URL for you to try it yourself:


Any ideas?

Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1999-02-03 21:16:52  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Which build is this happening in -- we fixed a problem with swept sessions not being locked-out from the previous user in build 1.3.28K or so--

Latest build, 1.3.28M, has this fix in it-- ftp://ftp.ieinc2.com/pub/surfer/t1_3_28M.zip.

Append By: Michael - Charleston  When: 1999-02-04 11:42:43  New Status: Pending IE
Comment I installed build M. Now I no longer get a blank page I get the warning "Document contains no data" - which is better, but is it possible to generate a "Session Not Valid" message like currently appears for the non-form emulator links? That's certainly a lot more descriptive and useful to the end user . . .
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1999-02-04 13:44:46  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Please check your global.invalid section-- is there anything in it? That should be played when a user tries to reconnect to an invalid session.

Another possibility is that the session isn't actually being swept-- are you manually sweeping using the console button, or using some other means, like an timed interval section?

Append By: Michael - Charleston  When: 1999-02-08 09:54:30  New Status: Pending IE
Comment YES, there is text in the Global.invalid section, and yes it does get "played" when a user tries to connect to an invalid session via a sendkey or transaction URL (/surfer/sendkeys/62_abe528868140_534040171/[pf2]/courtcriminalresults.criminalinquirycaseselection) - HOWEVER, as I said, when a user tries to reconnect to an invalid session via a form/emulator URL (http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/surfer/form/emulator/3_caB1023867937_1023871968) they STILL get a blank screen on Live Server (even after installing build M) - it's almost as if the form/emulator cgi isn't doing any session validation.

And YES, the sessions shoud be getting swept as this is performed every ten minutes using a timed interval section.

Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1999-02-08 11:05:37  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Found it-- this is caused by a recent change that is backed-out in build T1_3_28N. Screensurfer was returning the global.invalid page but with an HTTP code of 400, which the browser then uses without displaying the page...

New build is at ftp://ftp.ieinc2.com/pub/surfer/t1_3_28n.zip

Sorry for the delay...