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Offline AimHere

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IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:05:25 pm »
Hi,

I think an IMDB update may have broken the functionality of the IMDB people plugin (0.3.0.5) with regard to importing Biography information.

I don't normally use IMDB biographies for actors in my database, preferring to get that information from another source. And I usually get that information before running the IMDB plugin (which is set to not overwrite the Biography field if it's already occupied). But today, I forgot to do that, and ran IMDB anyway. Suddenly, my Biography field was filled with a huge, multi-page block of raw IMDB webpage text, with bits and pieces of Javascript thrown in!

I'd post a sample, but I'm afraid it would be too long to post here in its entirety.

Furthermore, I then tried to erase the garbage text and replace it with some normal bio info. But when I saved the changes, the correction wouldn't "take" (that is, the garbage remained). I eventually managed to get rid of it by clicking on another actor, then going back to the first one and deleting the garbage before saving it again, this time it worked. (Apparently PVD has difficulty handling blocks of imported text with so many lines? The imported garbage had to be at least 15 screen pages long, and I've never had trouble getting edits in text fields to "stick" until now.)

Nostra, please take a look at the IMDB "people" plugin. In the meantime, I'll have to be careful not to import IMDB biographies. Thanks!

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Re: IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 01:14:58 am »
Thx for the info. I'll check the plugin tomorrow.
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Re: IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 04:48:10 am »
The issues don't appear for all people:

Problem:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507881/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0692332/

No Problem:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000393/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680881/

It looks like anyone with TRIVIA info is "ok".

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Re: IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 05:06:16 pm »
Thanks, Nostra.

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Re: IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 11:48:27 pm »
Fixed
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Re: IMDB plugin broken for biographies?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 08:27:35 am »
Huzzah!  ;D

 

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