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Old 07-07-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Error text overwrites page text?

Ok, I'm still not sure how Sigil (or is it Tidy?) handles xhtml/css errors. It would appear that when an error is found, the buffer is replaced with the HTML of an error page. But what happens to background, non-viewed pages which contain the error (it was a global s&r)? They are never opened, and so never rendered. Are they somehow run thru Tidy and "fixed"?

I made a typo in a search/replace of a style parameter and now 85 chapters of verse have been reduced to this:
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<body>
  <p>/* 
<![CDATA[*/
  
  /*]]>
 */</p>
</body>
I know, I know. It's not enough to save to disk. I should be making backups or using source control.

3 weeks of editing gone - I have a headache.


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Old 07-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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Ok, I'm still not sure how Sigil (or is it Tidy?) handles xhtml/css errors. It would appear that when an error is found, the buffer is replaced with the HTML of an error page. But what happens to background, non-viewed pages which contain the error (it was a global s&r)? They are never opened, and so never rendered. Are they somehow run thru Tidy and "fixed"?

I made a typo in a search/replace of a style parameter and now 85 chapters of verse have been reduced to this:
Code:
<body>
  <p>/* 
<![CDATA[*/
  
  /*]]>
 */</p>
</body>
I know, I know. It's not enough to save to disk. I should be making backups or using source control.

3 weeks of editing gone - I have a headache.


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If that happens, BAIL OUT (Quit-- DISCARD)

Frequent saves of the last "almost there" version, before any global S + R is a good idea.

I believe that Valloric already has multiple "temp saves" on the to do list.

and, Yes, I really hate it when Tidy (or whatever) fixes a "Typo" that way.
Can't it "Ask" before it deletes content?

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But what happens to background, non-viewed pages which contain the error (it was a global s&r)? They are never opened, and so never rendered. Are they somehow run thru Tidy and "fixed"?
Yes. All the chapters that have been opened are stored as a DOM (parsed XML) in memory. To do that, the XML needs to be valid.

So when a global search&replace operation screws up the mark-up, Tidy runs to try and fix it. It usually does a good job of this. But if you really screwed up the code, well then... bad things happen.

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I made a typo in a search/replace of a style parameter and now 85 chapters of verse have been reduced to this:
Code:
<body>
  <p>/* 
<![CDATA[*/
  
  /*]]>
 */</p>
</body>
That's got to hurt.

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I know, I know. It's not enough to save to disk. I should be making backups or using source control.

3 weeks of editing gone - I have a headache.
I feel for you, I really do. I plan to add an autosave feature that would save your document to three rotating backups every five minutes or so. You could then always open one of those.
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If that happens, BAIL OUT (Quit-- DISCARD)

Frequent saves of the last "almost there" version, before any global S + R is a good idea.
Yeah, I was trying to do that. I just didn't think the unopened pages would get "fixed" when I hit save that one last time - I thought they would be saved with the error which I could then go in & fix manually.

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Yes. All the chapters that have been opened are stored as a DOM (parsed XML) in memory. To do that, the XML needs to be valid.

So when a global search&replace operation screws up the mark-up, Tidy runs to try and fix it.
Thanks! It's nice to at least understand what it's doing.

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It usually does a good job of this. But if you really screwed up the code, well then... bad things happen.
And it's amazing how bad a one character typo can screw up mark-up!

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I feel for you, I really do. I plan to add an autosave feature that would save your document to three rotating backups every five minutes or so. You could then always open one of those.
I'll be looking forward to that. It would have really saved my butt!


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We need to ban this thread before anyone else gets caught up in it and loses precious work!


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Ah, the Pink Screen of Death!

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Yup, the Dreaded Pink Screen O'Death. Generating the Dreaded Pink Screen O'Death is one of my superpowers. I have learned the lesson, tho; change somethin', hit save. Change my CSS? Hit save. Spit? Hit Save. Scratch my butt? Well....you get the drift.

I never get it with S&R (becuz I am a big honking S&R chicken), but I magically almost always manage to do it when I'm creating a drop cap...something about manually typing the closing </span> screws me up constantly, and then, Bob's-yer-uncle, the Pink Screen O'Death.

ALTHOUGH, I do occasionally get them for Bizarro-World reasons; like I typed a &ldquot; inside of a span, and for some reason, that ampersand makes Sigil go completely wonky and I get the PSO'D. One of these days I'll remember well enough exactly what I did to submit a bug report.

Sorry, Ducks, and Poetry Dude (Troy). I feel your pain, I truly do.

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