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Constantinus Philo
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error in Perseus

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when there is a bug in the Perseus library is it forever or are they gonna fix it? I have been reading Cyropaedia, and the second chapter of the second book is now unavailable online. Hos to ask them to fix it?
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I've found that most Perseus bugs are forever or equivalent. However, 2.2 seems up to me.

But may I suggest: Xen. Cyrop. 2.2
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no, it is not viewable on my pc.
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Constantinus Philo wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:34 am no, it is not viewable on my pc.
It didn't show up for me at first either, but then I clicked on various links and it started showing up.
I think it started working after clicking on the left:
View text chunked by: chapter

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paveln wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:57 pm This is OK:
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ection%3D1
That link does not work for me. I have to correct it to the following: Xen. Cyrop. 2.2.1
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yes this link works but from the perseus website it does not, why?
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You got me curious. The bug is a server-side 500 error, which is hard to diagnose from our side.

But not impossible.

To trigger the bug:

1. Go to Xen. Cyrop. 2.1.1 in an incognito window on your browser

2. Click the chapter 2 link at either the top or the side. Note "An Error Occurred Page"

To avoid the bug:

1. Go to Xen. Cyrop. 2.1.1 in an incognito window on your browser

2. Click "View text chunked by:" -> chapter

3. Click the chapter 2 link at either the top or the side. No error.

What's happening? I suspect that there is a cookie lookup (why though? a tracker?) on Xen. Cyrop. 2.2.1. If you go to the page without cookies set in your browser (ie., an incognito window, or using something like Tor), you'll hit the error page.

Workarounds:

* Click something to generate a cookie. Ie., "View text chunked by:" -> chapter

* Use "search" link format, as in my good link above: Xen. Cyrop. 2.2.1

* Read a PDF of the OCT version, and leave Perseus behind forever.
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it has already happened several times to me while reading Cyr.
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