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Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by latcarf » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:22 am

Hi all,

When I go to http://myblog_domain/categories/ I see a page with the first 25 of all the entries in my blog. The footer has a link for "next" page which is http://myblog_domain/categories/P2.html but when I click on that, it still shows the first 25 entries (i.e. page 1). Except, on this new page, the link is now http://myblog_domain/categories/P2/P2.html (note the extra P2 in the url). Click it again and you see the first 25 entries again but the link is now: http://myblog_domain/categories/P2/P2/P2.html

I expect this is a problem with the redirects in .htaccess (yes, we're using regular Apache mod_rewrite option for URL rewrites) and this is a problem both in a blog upgraded from 1.7 to 2.0 and on one that started life as 2.0. Anyone have some insight into the issue?

Thanks!!

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by onli » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:27 am

No further insights that, but I can confirm the bug. Is /categories a valid page?

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by yellowled » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:55 am

onli wrote:Is /categories a valid page?
If you change the name “categories” like I did in my blog, both the page for (just) the new and the original name (http://yellowled.de/thema vs http://yellowled.de/categories) throw a 404 (in my case at least).

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by Timbalu » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:21 am

I assume you did not carefully read the upgrader notes (somewhere in/with early 1.7.x), wanting you to manually change some things, when using specific themes like bulletproof as a copy template.
Please follow: http://board.s9y.org/viewtopic.php?f=3& ... p=10436169

If that is not the case, you have a problem with htaccess. Show us its content and also clear if you have another htaccess file in the domain root, which might interfere badly.
Also see that http://blog.latcarf.com/categories/ gives an empty page with an echoed index.php string. This should not happen and fall down to the 404 error defined page (defined in htaccess or by the staticpage plugin), which normally is just the blogs root /index.php file.
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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by onli » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:26 pm

Ian, i have the same error in my blog: https://www.onli-blogging.de/categories/. Klick through to the next page and then again to the following. This is not an user error.

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by Timbalu » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:33 pm

Hmm, right! (The latcarf blog 404 fallback echoed "index.php" string is, though!)

Ok. Lets see.
We have category links like such:

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/categories/1-firstcat
/categories/2-othercat
You normally never have a link like this "/categories/" or "/categories", empty alone.

The htaccess works as follow:

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ErrorDocument 404 {PREFIX}{indexFile}
...
RewriteRule ^({PAT_PERMALINK_CATEGORIES}) {indexFile}?/$1 [NC,L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^{PAT_ARCHIVES} {indexFile}?url=/{PATH_ARCHIVES}/$1.html [NC,L,QSA]
...
If you need to have access to an empty "/categories/" link, stopping you from falling back to the index.page, you need to set a staticpage 404 page, via the staticpage options. This works! (And is the case at YLs blog too, I assume.)

Or write an exception for the categories case to the entries pagination function. I would not think disabling the categories rewrite rule in the htaccess would help here without breaking something else.

I think you just need to decide what you want (normal behaviour is what you have on your blog, Onli).
A directory link without specific category id-name does not happen.
If you really want it, you would need a own index file, which is what a defined staticpage 404 does.

All other behaviour works well http://blog.latcarf.com/categories/1-Computing/P3.html etc pp.
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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by yellowled » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:06 pm

Timbalu wrote:If you need to have access to an empty "/categories/" link, stopping you from falling back to the index.page, you need to set a staticpage 404 page, via the staticpage options. This works! (And is the case at YLs blog too.)
I do not have a staticpage 404 page. However, my index.tpl contains

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{if $view == '404'} … {/if}
which is probably the same, technically.

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by Timbalu » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:33 am

Yeah. I didn't mention that specifically, but it is technically the same approach.
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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by onli » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:42 am

Okay. Hoping I understand that right, if /categories is not a valid page, I would not count this as a real bug. I expected this to be an alternative page to show all articles from all categories.

But it is still strange behaviour. To properly fail there with a hard 404 would be better.

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Re: Categories next page not working in 2.0

Post by garvinhicking » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:22 pm

Hi!

Yeah, /categories/ alone was never meant to be a proper view; "all articles from all categories" would be the blog / itself :)

Of course I agree that in this case the 404 view would need to be triggered, though...
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