In a particular range of dates, I'm seeing a problem with the redirect from the news page back to the comic page via the button on the bottom. I'm not sure if this is the same problem that is being posted everywhere else, with the mislinked URL from news back to comic:http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1073833898http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1073838138
and possibly others, I didn't do an exhaustive search.
On 2006/07/25, the button from comic to news links back to the news from the previous days comic:http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/07/25
goes to http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/07/24
The url shown on the news button mouseover appears to be correct, but the redirect is shifting it back a day, so we get yesterdays news.
The next day, the button to go to the news is correct, but to go back from news to the comic shows yesterdays comic.http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/07/27
links the comic to the correct news article, although the url looks like its a day off. As a result, the news to comic button at the bottom links to the previous days comic, which is actually at http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/07/25
This pattern of the comic linking to news with a URL of the date before, and then that news linking to the previous comic continues until 2006/10/30, at which point it starts working again. The last such occurence of the problem is http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/10/26
, which goes to the news at http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/10/25
. The mouseover URL looks correct at the comic, but links to a url date a day before. The news to comic button at the bottom of the news then links to the previous days comic, http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/10/24
wtf, mate? :|
I'm new 'round these parts, so came up against this problem while i was going through the archive. Sorry for the long post, but this was a freakin annoying bug when trying to get from the news to its associated comic in this date range. I have no clue exactly what is causing the problem, but i think it is buried in the redirect code somewhere, since the mouseover URLs appear to always be correct, and we are just redirected to the actual page with the content. Beyond that, I got nuthin.
Thoughts? Can anyone reproduce this, or am I just on my own with this?