In the first case, I would check all 3 locations.. Since i'm assuming the first part of the url (yourdomain.com/index.php?) is correct, the put URL is most likely succeeding in connecting to the url, so you would need to look at the contents of myVar to see what if anything was actually returned. In a case where the url is actually able to be hit, 'the result' will be empty, but the value returned from the server may be invalid data. It still wouldn't hurt to look at "it" also, IIRC sometimes useful info will appear there. (though in this case, my guess is that garbled info is in myVar) Of course, if the url is invalid, then the result should tell you so.
As for the second.. If I test from the message box, revzipopenarchive seems to do pretty much.. um.. Nothing. Doesn't open an archive, doesn't return an error message.. Nothing in it, or the result.. Weird. So I put code in a button and things behaved as expected. (when specifying a path with no permissions, the result told me so. Same with an invalid path. (this is on 9 dp 11) No clue why it won't work from the message box, or if its related to what happened on your end. On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 6:50 AM, jbv via use-livecode < email@example.com> wrote: > Hi list > > According to LC dictionary, the result "Returns the status of the last > command that was executed". But I had 2 unexpected experiences on my > on-rev account recently : > 1- a line such as > put URL ("http://mydomain.com/index.php?" & it) into myVar > never went through (because it was corrupted : contained some extra > characters such as ascii 10), however the result remained empty. > > 2- when trying to create a zip archive > revZipOpenArchive "home/myaccount/public_html/dir1/dir2/dir3", "write" > the name of directory "dir2" had been changed and therefore "dir3" could > not be found; however the result remained empty. > > I know that in the 2nd case I could use the sysError function, but > according to the doc, the result shouldn't be empty anyway... > So my question : am I expecting too much from the result, like containing > some useful error message every time something doesn't work as expected ? > > Thanks in advance. > jbv > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your > subscription preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode