[pmwiki-users] Re: Pmwiki emacs mode not handling redirects

chr at home.se chr at home.se
Wed Sep 28 10:16:44 CDT 2005

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Robin wrote:

> I have my wiki set up on '/', and a so request to 
> http://www.kallisti.net.nz/ results in a 301 redirect to 
> http://www.kallisti.net.nz/Main/HomePage. However, if I open that URI 
> from within emacs, it requests:
> .../?pagename=Main%2eHomePage&action=source
> which results in a redirect to:
> .../Main/HomePage?pagename=Main%2eHomePage&action=source
> which the emacs mode doesn't follow.
> If I tell it to open
> .../Main/HomePage/Main/HomePage
> then it works fine, because pmwiki sees the request. However, this isn't 
> the nicest way of doing things. Is there a better workaround for this?
> If the mode requested .../Main/HomePage?action=source then that would do 
> the trick.
> ('...' equals my hostname so I don't have to keep typing it:)

I think you're looking for this:

(The information was previously in pmwiki-mode.el and the change log, but 
now I've also copied it to a separate page).

> Also, it would be nice if the emacs http-get set a user-agent string, just 
> for logging purposes (but that's not really a requirement)

That shouldn't be too difficult... try messing with the function 
pmwiki-edit in pmwiki-mode.el. To be a little bit more specific, modify it 
like this:

    (when (string-match pmwiki-password-URI-pattern page-uri)
      (setq user-and-password (base64-encode-string
			       (match-string 1 page-uri)))
      (setq page-uri (replace-regexp-in-string
		      "http://.*?:.*?@" "http://" page-uri))
      (add-to-list 'headers (list "Authorization"
				  (concat "Basic " user-and-password))))
;; New line below this comment
    (add-to-list 'headers (list "User-Agent" "Emacs pmwiki-mode"))
    (set 'proc
	 (http-get (concat page-uri "&action=source") ; Source URI
		   headers		; headers
		   nil		; ?
		   http-ver		; nil -> 1.0
		   (pmwiki-link-to-name link) ; output buffer
		   content-type)	) ; typically nil

Please note that I haven't tested the above... nor do I have a clue if the 
string "User-Agent" is correct... It might work though ;-)


PS. The above is based on the latest CVS version of pmwiki-mode. Please 
use that since I've been too lazy to provide a release in a long while.
(I find using CVS so convenient)

Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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