I am a system administrator who maintains our Zope servers. I don't know that much about python or zope, just enough to upgrade and trouble shooting from time to time. Of course, the developers who have developed the system are no longer here.

I try to move a site from Zope 2.7.4 (python 2.4) to a new server with Zope 2.9.4 (python 2.4.3), after some struggle, I have fixed most of the problems, but one that I don't have much clue. I hope
that expert here can shed some light for me.

Here are section of code that displays part the of some abstract
   <table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr>

The function get_abstract_sample
is here

for object in container.research.objectValues():
  a = object.getId()
  if (a == name):
    text = object.research_description_html.read()

text = str(text)

return text[0:400] + '...'

The above code work fine for the 2.7.4 server, but fails for 2.9.4 server, it will
ask for authentication password for 2.9.4, no user/password combination
will work.  If I  modify it as follows (for 2.9.4 server)

for object in container.research.objectValues():
  a = object.getId()
  if (a == name):
    text = object.research_description_html

text = str(text)

return text[0:400] + '...'

Getting rid of read() for the 2.9.4 server solve the authentication problem and
display the web page but with some unpleasant
<P> and other HTML tags literally (It doesn't for the old 2.7.4 server).

I would love to hear suggestions and advices from this group to get rid of
the literal <P> and other HTML tags.  Thank you very much for your help.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Zhi-Wei Lu
Institue for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV)
UC Davis                     Phone:    (530) 752-0494
Davis, CA 95616        Fax:         (530) 752-8894

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