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Static location disappears with recordset in same map

Thread began 12/09/2009 3:32 am by tom395097 | Last modified 2/18/2010 5:49 pm by tom395097 | 3553 views | 10 replies |

tom395097

Static location disappears with recordset in same map

Hey Guys,

Static locations and recordsets work well by themselves, but when both are in the same map, the static location(s) disappear. Sometimes they will load ok, but when I hit refresh or come back the the page, they are no where to be found.

And since one of the static locations is set to default, it will show the whole USA when all locations are in a certain part of Florida.

map.php

Is anything conflicting or did i miss something? Thanks in advance-

Tom

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I am not able to reproduce the problem when visiting your page. all of the locations including the defulat location display ion the map for me.


One issue I see when looking at the source code, is you have some CSS Before the doctype tag:

<style type="text/css">
<!--
body,td,th {
font-family: Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua, Palatino, serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #466493;
}
body {
margin-left: 0px;
margin-top: 0px;
margin-right: 0px;
margin-bottom: 0px;
}
.header {
font-size: 12px;
font-weight: bold;
vertical-align: bottom;
text-align: left;
letter-spacing: 3pt;
}
.footer {
font-size: 8pt;
color: #FFF;
}
.sectionheader {
font-size: 20px;
font-weight: bolder;
}
.mainhousing {
text-align: center;
}
a:link {
color: #A29060;
text-decoration: none;
}
a:visited {
text-decoration: none;
color: #B1A37E;
}
a:hover {
text-decoration: none;
color: #466493;
}
a:active {
text-decoration: none;
color: #72A0E6;
}
.itallic {
font-style: italic;
}
.footer .footer a {
color: #FFF;
}
-->
</style>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml">




the doctype tag must be the first tag on the page, there should be no html on the page before the doctype tag.

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tom395097

Keep trying....

Jason, Thanks for the html. I fixed it.

Like I said in my last post, the default location will load about half the time.

I have no idea what would be causing it. It seems to be a server or google issue. I reason this because the default static location disappears and reappears at the same time when my friend and I load the map from different locations on different browsers simultaneously.

So please hit refresh a couple of times and see what happens. The results are frustrating.

Thanks,

Tom

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Jimmy Wu

I have tested this as well and was unable to reproduce the issue. What browser are you testing this on?

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tom395097

Browsers

IE, Firefox, Safari

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Jimmy Wu

Are the addresses being written to the google_javascript/promaps_geocache_php.php file?

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tom395097

Here's what promaps_geocache_php.php says:

<?php
if($_POST['action'] == "add"){
if($_POST['sender'] == 'promapsforgoogle'){
if($_POST['entryId'] != ''){
$addressID = $_POST['entryId'];
$address = trim($_POST['address']);
$geocode = trim($_POST['geocode']);
writeXML($addressID, $address, $geocode);
}
}
}
echo '';
exit();
?>
<?php
//add the address to the xml cache if it is not there already
function writeXML($addressID, $address, $geocode){
$xmlFile = "../_promaps_cache/_promaps_geocache.xml";
if(file_exists($xmlFile)){
$dom = new DOMDocument();
$dom->load($xmlFile);
$root = $dom->getElementsByTagName('geocode_data')->item(0);
}
else
{
$dom = new DOMDocument('1.0', 'UTF-8');
$root = $dom->createElement('geocode_data');
$root = $dom->appendChild($root);
$rootAttr = $dom->createAttribute('version');
$rootAttr = $root->appendChild($rootAttr);
$rootValue = $dom->createTextNode('1.0');
$rootValue = $rootAttr->appendChild($rootValue);
}
//create a new geocode entry, and set the id attribute
$geocodeEntry = $dom->createElement("geocode_entry");
$geocodeEntry = $root->appendChild($geocodeEntry);
$geocodeEntry->setAttribute('ID',$addressID);
//create the address entry
$addressNode = $dom->createElement("address");
$addressNode = $geocodeEntry->appendChild($addressNode);
$addressData = $dom->createCDATASection($address);
$addressData = $addressNode->appendChild($addressData);
//create the geocode entry
$geocodeNode = $dom->createElement('geocode');
$geocodeNode = $geocodeEntry->appendChild($geocodeNode);
$geocodeData = $dom->createCDATASection($geocode);
$geocodeNode = $geocodeNode->appendChild($geocodeData);
echo $dom->save($xmlFile);
}
?>

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Jimmy Wu

Sorry, I asked about the wrong file. That one is the file that has the code to write to a cache file.

The actual cache file should be written to the _promaps_cache directory. Is there a _promaps_geocache.xml file in that directory? If so are the addresses listed in that file? If there is no file, try setting the read/write properties on the directory to allow read/write for all users.

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tom395097

Not able to change permissions with "_" in front of folder name

Thanks for the reply, sorry it took so long to get back to your response. The certain host my client is using is unable to change permissions of any folders with a "_" (underscore) as the first character.

Where do I change the code to pull from a different folder name? I'll then change the directory name in both in ProMaps and the directory name on the server. Thanks in advance!

-Tom

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Jimmy Wu

You can do a search and replace on the entire site directory using Dreamweaver. Just search for all references to _promaps_cache and replace it with a different directory.

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