Ah, well the only useful part of my answer then would regard the first issue. The result remaining empty was the correct response because the base url was valid, so the command didn't fail to connect to the url, and no 404 type or other type errors were returned as part of the headers.
As for the other part, if anyone can educate me.. Why doesn't revzipopenarchive work from the message box (at all) but works fine in a script. Rather frustrating to test something in the msg box and have it misbehave simply because its coming from the msg box. On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 8:26 AM, jbv via use-livecode < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Mike > Thanks for your reply. > Actually, in the 2 cases I mentioned, I was able to find the origin of the > problem. > The only point I was trying to make is that each time the result was of no > help since it remained empty. > > On Sun, February 25, 2018 3:48 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote: > > 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 > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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