Problem with Recommended Links
Grateful if you could check if this is a problem in Zoom 6, or likely to be with us.
Our Zoom configuration file includes roughly 300 recommended links, with some 2500 indexed pdf files. This worked fine with Zoom 5.
With Zoom 6/search.php, we find that the early entries in the list are detected correctly and produce valid listings on the search results - hyperlink, summary description, etc.
However, recommended links which appear later in the list of definitions do not produce valid listings on the search results - there are the expected number of recommendations listed, but each consists of the phrase "## WARNING: DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE." in place of both the hyperlink and the description. Furthermore, the href field in the a tag of the hyperlink also points to "## WARNING: DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE." instead of pointing to the correct file.
I wonder if there is a buffer overflow in the handling of the recommended links: The problem starts with the 141st entry in this list (as per the contents of the "Export" recommended links). Furthermore, if I delete the first 50 records from the start of this file, upate the Zoom configuration accordingly, and re-run the index generation, the problem shifts to the the 141st entry in the new list - recommendations earlier in the file that were previously problematic now work correctly.
This problem does not seem to exist with the windows and linux search.cgi scripts, so it is presumably something to do with limits in PHP.
Could you suggest what we may be doing wrong? Thanks.
Last edited by AndrewD; 12-27-2008 at 07:40 PM.
There is no new limit on recommended links. So what worked in V5 should also work OK in V6. Nor is there any limit of ~140 records. Are you sure you are updating all the files when you re-index. In particular the settings.php file MUST be updated each time to re-index.
If you continue to have a problem, can you zip up all your search files and E-Mail them to us.
Mea culpa. The zoom config file was set to create the cgi script so the settings.php file was not being updated. Sorry for wasting your time.
Originally Posted by wrensoft