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Search feature broken on this forum (9 posts)

  1. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I hadn't seen it mentioned elsewhere, but we're back to the bad old days of a broken search feature. The top search field brings up no results and the lower one brings up an error message:

    XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
    Location: http://wordpress.org/search/recent+posts?forums=1
    Line Number 121, Column 56:

  2. mlanger
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll verify this. Just tried it and got the same results.

  3. jefelf
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    same here, but I noticed that if you put in a term that won't bring back any results, such as a nonsense word it brings back the proper "no results" page, so the error only occurs when the search returns results.

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Seems to be working now :-)

  5. mixvio
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's not.

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    huh. Guess I'm lucky then. Still working for me. For instance, http://wordpress.org/search/search+working?forums=1 shows me search results.

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having mixed results. Some searches work - most I get the parsing error.

  8. Dickie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well... that depends on your browser... The pages have XML errors in them (an unescaped & to be precise)... IE still displays the page, but Firefox being the compliant browser that it is correctly informs us that the page is malformed.

    That's the trouble with setting the server to send XML as
    Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml;
    any errors completely screw the page.

    The ideas site is totally fried at the moment.

  9. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Actually, it *has* been mentioned, (I posted on it myself this morning), but since my post is off hte main page, you wouldn't see it :)

    What you're seeing is XML errors. (Especially if you're using older versions of IE.) They've already said they know about this and are working to resolve it, but yes, the forum search isn't working right now.

    That's the trouble with setting the server to send XML as Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml;
    any errors completely screw the page.

    Exactly. However, you should never put content type for XML pages as anything *but* XML, because XML is not the same as XHTML and HTML. XML documents should never be served up as text/html. (There's a debate on whether XHTML documents should be served up in that manner, as well.)

    But anyway, it's being worked on :)

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