Re: Bug in Htdig

Robert Farr (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 10:54:27 -0500

OK, the site is

Now the link that we can talk about, although all are effected, it the
"Statewide Contract Listing".
The link should go to

now go back to coop.html and type in this address.
make sure to put the slash after the .html.

Now click on the "Statewide Contract Listing". You should have loaded up the
same page, but now the address is

If you click again the link will keep growing. Now what we had is a person
who mistakingly made a link with a / after it. When HtDig hit this it
started loading the same coop.html file, but since the garbage kept expanding
at the end, and htdig treated these as different files, not the same file
with some GET info after the URL.

Needless to say, we had a problem with disk space this weekend.

Hope this helps,

Robert Farr

Robert Farr
MOREnet -- Systems & Programming
Columbia , MO 65202

Andrew Scherpbier wrote:

> Robert Farr wrote:
> >
> > I'm not sure if this is entirely your problem, but I have found a rather
> > annoying bug.
> >
> > Suppose you have a file coop.html,
> >
> > The default directory for coop.html when useing an href is wherever the
> > file is located on the server, but however if I accsess the file like
> > this:
> > coop.html/
> >
> > The new default directory will be coop.html/.
> > This then changes and href like <a
> > href="contracts/index.html">BLAHBLAH</a> to
> > <a href="coop.html/contracts/index.html">BLAHBLAH</a>.
> > The file coop.html is just reloaded, and now if you click on a link, you
> > reload coop.html again while adding a recursive default directory.
> >
> > This I take to be a normal feature of HTML, but when HtDig comes accross
> > a link to coop.html/, it goes into an infinite loop and before you know
> > it you have a database of around a Gig or two (WOW bye bye disk space!)
> > and HtDig is still a goin'.
> >
> > Please let me know if this is something you have fixed, we are currently
> > running version 3.0.8b2.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Robert Farr
> >
> > Robert Farr
> > MOREnet -- Systems & Programming
> > Columbia, Mo
> I don't completely understand your problem. Can you send me the URL where
> this happens?
> --
> Andrew Scherpbier <>
> Contigo Software <>

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