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Random game link failing

#1 Post by ahope1 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:00 am

Hi. The game "Greg Lemon/Soda - Bacardi Feeling!" appeared in the Random Game box on the CASA homepage, but the link doesn't work:
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(The URL works if you delete everything after the final slash.)

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Re: Random game link failing

#2 Post by Strident » Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 am

The game is listed with the title ---> Greg Lemon/Soda - Bacardi Feeling!
I would imagine the '/' in the game name is causing the issue as it's inaccessible even from the search page.

There is also a second game....
Greg Lemon/Hood - Ritter des Rechts
which also has a slash in its name
http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C15 ... echts.html

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Re: Random game link failing

#3 Post by Alex » Thu May 09, 2019 11:49 am

I replaced the slash with an underscore. This solved the problem.

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Re: Random game link failing

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Re: Random game link failing

#5 Post by Gunness » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:42 am

Renamed it as MisGuided

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Re: Random game link failing

#6 Post by Garry » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 am

Have you tried using a double slash (//)?

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Re: Random game link failing

#7 Post by Gunness » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Yes. Doesn't work either. Anyway, I hope people will be able to find the game.

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Re: Random game link failing

#8 Post by Mr Creosote » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:15 pm

The slash is well encoded in the URI. Must be an issue in the rewrite module of Apache.

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Re: Random game link failing

#9 Post by Gunness » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:48 pm

Out of 8,000 games we're talking about around five whose titles have had to be slightly adapted. I hope we'll manage :)

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#10 Post by Mr Creosote » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 pm

Sure, but a code workaround (replacing the slash in the URI with something harmless) would be a change of one line. So probably worth it?

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Re: Random game link failing

#11 Post by Gunness » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:27 pm

If it doesn't take more effort than that, then certainly!

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Re: Random game link failing

#12 Post by Mr Creosote » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:30 am

I'm making an assumption about the code here admittedly, but I can check in a week when I'll be back home.

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Re: Random game link failing

#13 Post by Garry » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:36 pm

I just discovered another game that is subject to the slash bug. It's XIV/2. I can now see the issue. The game name is listed correctly, but the link to the game includes the slash in the game name and that looks like it's a separator between folders, hence the html page is not found.

Why do you include the game name at all? I got around the issue by using https://solutionarchive.com/game/id,3656/

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Re: Random game link failing

#14 Post by Mr Creosote » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:13 pm

Garry wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Why do you include the game name at all?
Search engines love it.

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Re: Random game link failing

#15 Post by Garry » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:34 am

Good point, but if you're serious about that, you shouldn't use '+' as a separator between words. You should use '-'. And you shouldn't use underscores '_' as a separator in filenames for screen grabs, maps and solutions. Once again, you should use hyphens '-'.

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