[Clipart] Getting ready to give up.

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.org
Thu Jan 19 11:09:08 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:34:25AM -0800, Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 09:04 -0800, Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form
> wrote:
> > Name: Adrian Stovall
> > E-mail: drakaan at gmail.com
> > 
> > 
> > BugID 5619 is a show-stopper for me.  I'd really like to contribute,
> > but since I can apparently only upload zero-byte files, that's
> > impossible.
> > 
> > There's no mention of what causes the problem (it's a 16K svg file
> > with keywords created in inkscape 0.42), so I don't know if there's
> > something I need to be doing differently, or if uploads are just
> > partially fubared.
> > 
> > Can somebody please let me know if I need to just wait, come back
> > later, change something about the file, help the site devs fix the
> > uploads, etc?
> Hi Adrian,
> We have all been super busy and haven't had time to fix this problem.
> The best workaround at the moment is to add all metadata in Inkscape,
> and upload your files from the main page individually.
> Doing this seems to work.
> We have bug with our upload script.
> Please don't give up :) Please bear with us.
> If you have some php skills, maybe you could help us look at the
> problem?

Actually the problem would be with the perl cgi script upload_svg.cgi,
possibly in the process_upload() routine.  Most likely it's hitting some
sort of error condition (e.g. incomplete or invalid metadata), but not
reporting that back to the user.  I bet the script simply needs an else
clause to handle that error situation cleanly.

It would be great if someone could familiarize themselves with this
script, and take charge of keeping it maintained from now until the
switchoever to ccHost.  It's likely users will run across other little
issues like this.  Jonadab developed it originally and had been
maintaining it, but I suspect that like Jon and I, he's gotten very tied
up with other matters, so it'd be great to invite a new team member on


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