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  1. AO3-3536

Error message when URL for inspiring (parent) work won't load is unhelpful

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Deployed
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: DeployedToBeta
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.9.198
    • Google Code Issue ID:
      3542
    • Milestone:
      Internal 0.10
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Roadmap:
      Work
    • Components:
      BackEnd

      Description

      Originally reported on Google Code with ID 3542
      What archive revision are you testing on? (See the version label in
      the footer, for example v0.8.13.8.)

      v0.9.5.x

      If appropriate, enter the URL of a page where the problem can be seen:

      What steps will reproduce the problem?
      1. Post or edit a work
      2. Tick "This work is a remix, a translation, or was inspired by another work"
      3. In the "Url" box, enter a URL that does not correspond to a loadable page

      What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

      Expect to get an error message pointing out that the problem is with my URL. Instead
      get the unspecific message:

      "Sorry! We couldn't save this Work because:

      Parent work info would not save."

      Please use labels and text to provide additional information.

      The error message above comes up for both sites that won’t load and malformed URLs,
      but always for a URL problem, which isn't clear from the content of the message.

      Something more like “Parent work info could not be saved because of a problem accessing
      the page at the specified URL” would be clearer.

      Related ticket: https://otw.16bugs.com/projects/4911/bugs/253193

      To Test:

      1. Post or edit a work
      2. Under "Associations", tick "This work is a remix, a translation, or was inspired by another work"
      3. In the "Url" box, enter a URL that does not correspond to a loadable page, such as http://example.org/404. Enter Title and Author strings in the following boxes, and click on "Post Without Preview".

      Should see the error message "Parent work Url could not be reached. If the URL is correct and the site is currently down, please try again later." instead of "Parent work info would not save."

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            • Assignee:
              maryalice0 Mary Alice Wuerz
              Reporter:
              lady.oscar.ao3 lady.oscar.ao3 (Inactive)
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