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From Peter Schart <>
Subject Re: Preferences not being saved
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:47:19 GMT
Thanks for the quick response, Janne. I thought of the baseURL thing,  
but I just double checked and -- as far as I can tell -- they are  
correct.  As I mentioned, I have two wikis running -- each with a  
separate *.properties file -- one has a baseURL of "

" and the other is the same except the last path element is "/client- 

The same type of configuration works on my test machine with "http://localhost/gal-wiki/ 
" and "http://localhost/client-wiki" so I'm thinking it must be  
something else.

Again, maybe I'm just missing something...

thanks again,

On Mar 9, 2009, at 4:27 PM, Janne Jalkanen wrote:

> Hi ho!
> The probable reason is that your server has the wrong baseURL.  This  
> causes cookies to be written for the wrong domain name, and your  
> browser won't send them back to the server (because cookies can only  
> be sent to the same server which set them in the first place).   
> There's no way JSPWiki can really detect this (since it's not  
> actually an error case as such), so you wouldn't be seeing anything  
> in the logs :-)
> Hope this helps!
> /Janne
> On 9 Mar 2009, at 23:06, Peter Schart wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> (New here, so go easy on me!)
>> My problem is pretty simple to describe but it's driving me batty.   
>> I'm running 2 wikis under Jetty (I have a bit of a strange set up  
>> but for the most part it's similar to the "step by step" guide to  
>> having multiple wikis).
>> On my test machine everything works as intended but for some reason  
>> on my live server preferences are not being saved to the cookie.   
>> It has prev. search and asserted name but never updates if I, say,  
>> try to enable section editing or change the skin.  This is true  
>> (both that it works on my test machine and doesn't on the live  
>> server) in all browsers I've tested.  It doesn't give any errors or  
>> indication that anything failed, it simply doesn't save them and  
>> redirects to Main.  Going immediately back in to the prefs shows  
>> the defaults.
>> Additionally, none of widgets on the plain editor (Bold, underline,  
>> insert table, etc...) do anything.
>> I've looked everywhere I could think of for error messages or some  
>> indication of why it isn't working and I can't find anything at all.
>> I could go into more detail if anyone thinks it will help, but I  
>> thought (hope) there might be something obvious or oft-encountered  
>> that I am just missing...
>> Advice? Suggestions?
>> Thanks,
>> peter schart

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