Re: htdig: Berkeley DB2 and 3.1.0b1

Frank Richter (
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:43:15 +0200 (MEST)


> it appears as if the data from previous records is "infecting" later
> records--i.e. the description from an early record seems to become the
> default.

I think this is the same bug I tried to explain in this mail:

 Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 19:26:02 +0200 (MET DST)
 From: Frank Richter <>
 To: "ht://Dig mailing list" <>
 Subject: Bug in handling wrong HTML

 I think there is a bug in htdig (3.0.8b2, Solaris 2.6). When it parses a
 document containing wrong HTML - in my example an unclosed comment - it
 stores the beginning content from the document parsed before. Of course,
 wrong HTML is a bad thing, but I think htdig should store no content (or a
 warning) instead of other content for this wrong page.

 It contains a link to .../t2.html with wrong HTML.

 The resulting is:
0 u: t:Title 1 a:0
m:902509994 s:130 h: HEAD 1 Link to t2 some text l:902509999 L:1
I:130 d: A:

1 u: t:Title 2 a:0
m:902509903 s:183 h: HEAD 1 Link to t2 some text l:902509999 L:0
I:183 d:Link to t2 A: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ that's wrong!

 You see in the second entry (1) for t2.html the content of t1.html
 (h: HEAD 1 instead of HEAD 2).
 Does anyone has a fix or a suggestion where to look in the code?

- Frank

Work:  Computing Services, Technical University, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany

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