Friday, June 29, 2007

Re: Atom Protocol Exerciser (Ape) setup notes

Note: I had intended to post the first part of this on his blogDave Johnson's blog as a comment, but it rejected me twice. Apparently I write like a spammer.

That was a lot more complicated that I had expected; makes me wonder if I'm the first person (other than Tim, of course) to deploy the APE.

I deployed it locally a few months ago, while debugging my Atom protocol plugin for Trac. During that time, I wrote up some implementation questions (which Tim graciously answered) and the method I used to run it.

Incidentally, lately I was tweaking my particular implementation since Tim Bray had recently updated the APE to be compliant with the latest revision of the specification. My shebang line for go.rb changed from #!/bin/bash /usr/bin/jruby to #!/usr/bin/env jruby. It's still working fine, even if it's still a little slow.

I need to figure out how to fix some of the errors that I get. For instance:

18. ? Client-provided slug 'ape-61911' not used in server-generated URI.

I have no idea how to fix this. When I get a valid Slug header, I use it verbatim:

To server:
GET /trac/atom/wiki/ape-61911 HTTP/1.1\r
Host: localhost\r
Accept: */*\r

Perhaps the following line is confusing the APE:


Additionally, apparently my plugin currently has some problems with the new multi-post app:edited test, but so far I think it's something wrong in my code as opposed to being a bug in the APE. I'm going to try to take a look at it tonight.