March 20th, 2003

problem with new '/' url's ; problems with long translations

I think I've found a problem with the new system where all url's forward to the canonical .../ url. Afiak, there is no way to use parameters on these. Specifically, I was translating the new layout, and went to http://www.livejournal.com/customize/ . There I wanted to add the classic ?uselang=debug. However, that doesn't seem to work after a / . And http://www.livejournal.com/customize?uselang=debug is forwarded to http://www.livejournal.com/customize/?uselang=debug . No joy with & instead of ? either...

Also, while looking at http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml?uselang=debug (which does work), I think I see the problem about the long translation strings I saw some translator mention here or on lj_translate. This might be worth checking out, because lots of strange things happen there as far as I can see. Maybe they make more sense to you than me, but suddenly hovering over the home link shows an about link in the bar (not there under normal view) and plenty of other weirdness.
  • ruakh

If I may introduce myself . . .

Hi! My name is Ran.

I've been watching this community for many months now, but I only learned Perl last week, and still can barely navigate CVS, so I've never actively participated.

I have a question that will probably sound really dumb (and I've probably even seen the answer without recognizing it), but how do I make a patch? For example, I figured out a codefix here, but how do I make a "patch" text-file that could actually be committed, Brad-willing?

(To give you an idea of my CVS-navigating abilities, or lack thereof: to find likely problem sections of code, I had to do a Google-search, restricting results to the domain cvs.livejournal.org.)
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