Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#3711 assigned defect

Error message is unclear if OSM server bandwidth is exceeded

Reported by: spod Owned by: potlatch-dev@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: potlatch2 Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

If the OSM server thinks that a user has downloaded "too much", then the error that Potlatch 2 displays is the vague: "Couldn't load the map".

It would be better if this error message was "Bandwidth exceeded. Could not load map data", so that is clear to the user what the problem actually is.

See:
http://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/4762/potlatch-error-couldnt-load-the-map

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by TomH

The main problem here is not Potlatch at all, but cgimap, which doesn't implement the special protocol to let Potlatch see the error details.

Actually, the main problem is of course flash, for not letting Potlatch see the normal HTTP response details ;-)

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by TomH

  • Owner changed from potlatch-dev@… to TomH
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by TomH

  • Owner changed from TomH to potlatch-dev@…

I have now added X-Error-Format support to cgimap, but I think Potlatch needs changing to request XML errors when loading map data - probably a change in sendLoadRequest() is in order.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.