problem with the "text only" link
I have noticed that for some lessons, when I click on the "text on" link to see the dialogue or vocab for a particular lesson, it doesn't work. Instead this message comes up "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<Error><Code>NoSuchKey</Code><Message>The specified key does not exist.</Message><Key>QW0286/c6422c122f2ffa9a972222f2c81e457ad829c060/pdf/chinesepod_QW0286.html</Key><RequestId>50F8DAC3ED164399685ECFED</RequestId><HostId>chinesepod.oss.aliyuncs.com</HostId></Error>"
I have found this to be a problem on two different computers I use and my browser is firefox. I don't know if anyone else is having this problem or not. May be Chinesepod needs to check this out.
Right-WingnutJanuary 18, 2013, 06:40 AM
I tried the text only link for the lesson in your error message (QW286) and iy came up fine.
Yeah, I have no idea what it means either. Nevertheless I've learned how to do it, and it seems to fix problems that are only happening on your computer.
Since you use Firefox:
Under the 'Tools' menu, select 'Clear Recent History ...'.
In the box that comes up, select 'Cache', and deselect anything you don't want cleared - probably everything else just to be safe.
Then hit 'Clear now', and wait for Firefox to do its work (whatever that is).
I've sometimes found I have to close Firefox and start it up again. On other occasions, clearing the cache has made no difference that day, then all of a sudden everything is OK the next day. I am sure there is some logic behind it all, but I have no idea what it is.
btw- you can set firefox to clear cache every time you close it. This may save you some grief unless you leave it perpetually open. The cache is just a memory of sites you have visited before. If the browser already has info from that site the next time you pull it up it saves time by using cached info. In this way subtle changes can be missed and conflicts created. Thats the basic idea at least.