[thelist] Bizarre problem with the directory in Opera 5

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser at skdesigns.com
Sat Jun 16 12:11:02 CDT 2001

At 07:11 AM 06/16/2001, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone,
>I've just come across a rather odd problem with the evolt directory
><http://dir.evolt.org/> in Opera and I was wondering if anyone had any
>idea what could be wrong.
>To see the problem do the following:
>1. Surf to dir.evolt.org using Opera 5
>2. Type php in the search box and press go. You should get the search
>results screen.
>3. Now try returning to the top level, by clicking on Top in the
>breadcrumbs trail or go via a category or the about page.
>When I do the steps listed above I get the search results page rather than
>the top level of the directory. Closing the browser and restarting solves
>the problem.
>My best guess is that it has something to do with Opera's caching of the
>page combined with the way it handles the POST data from the
>search. Anyone ever come across anything like this?

Simon, that is very curious indeed. I tried it and had the same result. As 
you probably know, it works as you actually intend in IE5.5, going back to 
the top level of the directory.

I wonder about using an absolute URL rather than relative. Here's the code 
for that on the page:

<table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=3 cellspacing=0><tbody><tr><td>
<a href="/index.php"><strong>Top</strong></a>

I don't know much about PHP (yet! I'm just beginning) or why Opera is doing 
that, so that's just my 2 cents here. It would be interesting to know WHY 
that's happening, though.


Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A.
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