21 January 2005

Tag, Technorati, 21-Jan-05 UTC 22:29:50

Outputs --> Returned Tag HTML
1.
  • Mud's Tests --> Tag: Mud/'s Tests -->

    2.
  • "Mud's Tests" --> Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/" -->

  • Outputs --> Returned Tag HTML
    1.
  • Mud's Tests --> Tag: Mud/'s Tests -->

    2.
  • "Mud's Tests" --> Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/" -->

  • -->
    Error

    Formatting error with Technorati Tag search and auto-generation of HTML-code for Technorati Tags. Inputted syntax not consistent with both [a] searched-tag-string and [b]generated tag HTML.

    22-Jan-05 UTC 00:00:06 -- Update at bottom.

    Executive Summary

    Error mode isolated to the new Technorati Tag, does not duplicate across the wider Technorati search tools. Recommend exploring http: transcription errors between 20 vs 27 in apostrophe vs forward slash.

    Follow-up

    It remains to be understood whether this problem is isolated to this particular search [error mode with apostrophe (') to forward slash (/)]; or something which occurs in all Technorati auto-generated HTML-tags.

    Details

    We tested the Technorati Tag auto-generated HTML tag. This test concludes that although tags work, the auto-generated-HTML has a problem.

    We inputted a simple search string into the tag. The output does not match the desired result.

    We provide the results of these tests. We ran two general tests. First was of the Technorati Tag tool. The second test is a broader test to confirm and isolated the scope of the error mode.

    Test 1: Technorati Tag

    We first focused on the new Technorati Tag-tool and the auto-generation code.


    Test Input and Result

  • Entered Tag Search

    We entered a search string into Technorati tag with an apostrophe:
    Mud's Tests
  • Results

    The requested generated the following result a forward-slash
    Tag: Mud/'s Tests


  • Impact

    The recommended Technorati-generated-HTML-tag is incorrect, which we produce here:


    Tag Your Blog with Mud's Tests in Technorati

    What's all this? This page shows all kinds of goodies from the web about Mud's Tests. To contribute, just make a post to your blog about Mud's Tests and include the link below. More info

    Copy and paste this HTML:

    <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Mud/'s Tests" rel="tag">Mud/'s Tests</a>


  • Analysis

    This is a new error in Technorati. To determine whether the error is isolated or universal, we broadened the search.

    Test 2: Universal Search

    Test 1 produced a new error not seen in Technorati. The purpose of Test 2 was to determine whether the new error mode was isolated to the new Tag-tool, or a universal error across all Technorati tools.

    Test 2 is a test of the Entire Technorati System with the same requested search string in Test 1. We included a second input-string to see whether there was any problem with quotations.


    Universal Search Test

    This test asked whether the error in transcription occurred only in Technorati Tags or is a new error with Technorati.

  • Entered
    Mud's Tests, and "Mud's Tests"
  • Returned
    Keyword Search Results:
    Mud's Tests
    Make this a Watchlist


    Keyword Search Results:
    "Mud's Tests"
    Make this a Watchlist
  • Analysis: The results are not the same between Technorati Tags and Technorati universal. The entered apostrophe correctly reports.

  • Conclusion Transcription error from an apostrophe to a forward-slash is isolated only to Technorati-Tags.


  • Universal test did not duplicate the error in Technorati Tags. We conclude the new error is isolated.


    Recommended Resolution

    Check transcription codes in Technorati Tags, possible typo in http: -- 20-code should be 27-code


  • Return to top
    Update 22-Jan-05 UTC 00:00:06

    Technorati Tags puts a forward slash before both quotations and single quotes. Ref

    Input: tag: "Mud's Tests"

    Return: Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/"

    URL Provided:
    http://www.technorati.com/tag//"Mud/'s%20Tests/"

    Summary Test Data

    Format: Tag Inputs --> Outputs --> Returned Tag HTML
    1.
  • Mud's Tests --> Tag: Mud/'s Tests -->

    2.
  • "Mud's Tests" --> Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/" -->

  • Error

    Formatting error with Technorati Tag search and auto-generation of HTML-code for Technorati Tags. Inputted syntax not consistent with both [a] searched-tag-string and [b]generated tag HTML.

    22-Jan-05 UTC 00:00:06 -- Update at bottom.

    Executive Summary

    Error mode isolated to the new Technorati Tag, does not duplicate across the wider Technorati search tools. Recommend exploring http: transcription errors between 20 vs 27 in apostrophe vs forward slash.

    Follow-up

    It remains to be understood whether this problem is isolated to this particular search [error mode with apostrophe (') to forward slash (/)]; or something which occurs in all Technorati auto-generated HTML-tags.

    Details

    We tested the Technorati Tag auto-generated HTML tag. This test concludes that although tags work, the auto-generated-HTML has a problem.

    We inputted a simple search string into the tag. The output does not match the desired result.

    We provide the results of these tests. We ran two general tests. First was of the Technorati Tag tool. The second test is a broader test to confirm and isolated the scope of the error mode.

    Test 1: Technorati Tag

    We first focused on the new Technorati Tag-tool and the auto-generation code.


    Test Input and Result

  • Entered Tag Search

    We entered a search string into Technorati tag with an apostrophe:
    Mud's Tests
  • Results

    The requested generated the following result a forward-slash
    Tag: Mud/'s Tests


  • Impact

    The recommended Technorati-generated-HTML-tag is incorrect, which we produce here:


    Tag Your Blog with Mud's Tests in Technorati

    What's all this? This page shows all kinds of goodies from the web about Mud's Tests. To contribute, just make a post to your blog about Mud's Tests and include the link below. More info

    Copy and paste this HTML:

    <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Mud/'s Tests" rel="tag">Mud/'s Tests</a>


  • Analysis

    This is a new error in Technorati. To determine whether the error is isolated or universal, we broadened the search.

    Test 2: Universal Search

    Test 1 produced a new error not seen in Technorati. The purpose of Test 2 was to determine whether the new error mode was isolated to the new Tag-tool, or a universal error across all Technorati tools.

    Test 2 is a test of the Entire Technorati System with the same requested search string in Test 1. We included a second input-string to see whether there was any problem with quotations.


    Universal Search Test

    This test asked whether the error in transcription occurred only in Technorati Tags or is a new error with Technorati.

  • Entered
    Mud's Tests, and "Mud's Tests"
  • Returned
    Keyword Search Results:
    Mud's Tests
    Make this a Watchlist


    Keyword Search Results:
    "Mud's Tests"
    Make this a Watchlist
  • Analysis: The results are not the same between Technorati Tags and Technorati universal. The entered apostrophe correctly reports.

  • Conclusion Transcription error from an apostrophe to a forward-slash is isolated only to Technorati-Tags.


  • Universal test did not duplicate the error in Technorati Tags. We conclude the new error is isolated.


    Recommended Resolution

    Check transcription codes in Technorati Tags, possible typo in http: -- 20-code should be 27-code


  • Return to top
    Update 22-Jan-05 UTC 00:00:06

    Technorati Tags puts a forward slash before both quotations and single quotes. Ref

    Input: tag: "Mud's Tests"

    Return: Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/"

    URL Provided:
    http://www.technorati.com/tag//"Mud/'s%20Tests/"

    Summary Test Data

    Format: Tag Inputs --> Outputs --> Returned Tag HTML
    1.
  • Mud's Tests --> Tag: Mud/'s Tests -->

    2.
  • "Mud's Tests" --> Tag: /"Mud/'s Tests/" -->

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