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Can't register our OJS server with Harvester2

Postby nrj » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:52 pm

Our OJS says:

Click here and enter http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/oj ... ournal=bsi under Site URL, and http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/oj ... i&page=oai under Base URL for OAI Archive.

Harvester2 doesn't like the base URL.

We have some local security that seems to interfere with permissions from time to time, and I can't tell if it's a permissions problem. We also have an xml-php problem (our OJS is on a shared server farm and one of the servers doesn;t have xml in its compile of php) but I've ruled that problem out I think.

When I execute the URL myself, I get the following from Firefox:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

−<OAI-PMH xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/ http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/OAI-PMH.xsd">
<error code="badVerb">Illegal OAI verb</error>

Finally, I'm not the tech person on the installation, I'm just the one who cares about getting these things fixed!


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Postby asmecher » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:05 pm

Hi Nancy,

Are you using an older version of OJS? There was an issue with the OAI interface in OJS versions older than 2.1.1 in situations where path_info_disabled is used, which appears to be the situation you're in. If you're using an older version, please upgrade to 2.1.1.

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Same happened to me, but...

Postby mbria » Wed May 16, 2007 5:11 am


Same happened to me but isn't an OJS bug, it's just that we don't read :-)

When I requested:
http://psicologiasocial.uab.es/athenea/ ... gital/oai/

I got the same
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<OAI-PMH xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/   http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/OAI-PMH.xsd">
<error code="badVerb">Illegal OAI verb</error>

So, OJS is right... I missed to include a VERB:

http://psicologiasocial.uab.es/athenea/ ... b=Identify

And voilà... once again OJS rulezzz !!


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