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[gopher] Re: overbite search result character set support

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Subject: [gopher] Re: overbite search result character set support
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:00:04 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

>  I may have some gripes with Overbite (or maybe I'm Doing it Wrong):
>  1. refresh on results of a 7 query doesn't ask to repost the data (or
> doesn't repost the data automatically without asking); but asks for
> search phrase again
>  2. when you want to explicitly set the character encoding for the
> result page in the View menu, it asks for the search phrase again

These two issues are manifestations of the same problem, i.e., Firefox
provides no way for saving state other than mucking around with prefs.
Mozilla's default support encodes the search string in the URL using '?'
which I didn't want to repeat because of file systems where that could be
valid. Also, using %09 in the URL similarly seemed a recipe for trouble.
For this reason, the channel object has the search query in it, but when that
object is destroyed after processing the request, the query goes with it and
all that is left is the URL. When you reload (or select an encoding, which
does the same thing as part of the process), the URL is reloaded, no query
is found and Overbite re-prompts.

This is known to me, but I do not have any reliable way of repairing this

>  3. the setting in the character encoding menu doesn't seem to have any
> effect.

Can you give me a test case?

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