[Seaside] Seaside request contexts and the Pharo debugger - solved
wth a slight mystery
bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Sat Mar 17 03:28:34 UTC 2012
Thanks for the suggestion, but all appears to be well in Seaside (coming back to it after a while, I'm all the more impressed - it's a wonderful framework!). Below is what I posted on the Pharo list. It *has* to be some kind of Heisenbug in the Pharo debugger, or a bad interaction between same and Seaside.
When I first set out to load the files and create mime types to serve them dynamically (it's more than fast enough for what I need, takes no new configuration on target machines, does not bloat a file library (200MB of stuff!!!, but served in smallish pieces, hence dynamic mime is great for it). End of sales pitch :) The important thing is that it works!!!
Making a long story short, when I first went to create the mime document, I set a breakpoint at the top of a method called from my callback. It has access to canvas and component, but inspecting
would give a not-found error. Let the code run past that, and all is well =:0 My code looks something like this:
serveFileNamed:fileName for:component canvas:html
component session requestContext respond:[ :response |
which is called inside a callback for a "full text" anchor. I can freely debug inside of #fullTextAsString, which was what I really needed to do because the paths were tricky to get right.
Success. Thanks again!
Got it!! I am now serving pdfs from my local drive w/o a file library and w/o an external web server. All goes through finding the file, loading the bytes and wrapping it a mime document.
Like I said, security paranoia or laziness - pick one, but it's what I wanted. There is *something* preventing me from being able to set a breakpoint and evaluating code that should result in a working request context. Setting breakpoints *after* the context is found does work. I was able to use the debugger to good effect in getting the mime document and file naming sorted out.
Paul DeBruicker pdebruic at gmail.com <mailto:seaside%40lists.squeakfoundation.org?Subject=%5BSeaside%5D%20WARequestContextNotFound%20-%20where%20to%20look%20for%20a%20context%3F&In-Reply-To=F675A34D5DDAA64297A2F6B9D5B6E9EF0A82C50D%40AHC-MB02.ad.ufl.edu>
Fri Mar 16 16:26:22 UTC 2012
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On 12-03-15 10:34 AM, Schwab,Wilhelm K wrote:
> . The archive in question is way too big for a FileLibrary and a
> separate web server is probably overkill since I intend to do all of
> this locally and would rather not have to run Apache on the machines in
> question (security paranoia or laziness,
You can serve static files from disk with Comanche if you want. See:
for configuration ideas.
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