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Localized versions Mon Aug 25, 2008 03:22 PM Quote
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Hi all,

how about the option to accept the local setup?

Example: myibay does not work on ebay.com only, but e.g. on ebay.de as well.

However, it does expect the native myibay number format, which does take the decimal point. ebay.de does use a decimal comma instead.

myibay does offer working links on active auctions, although it does use ebay.com every time, even if the auction was created from another ebay toplevel domain.

As soon as the auction ended, ebay.com might no longer know about this auction. Surprise, today the links via ebay.com work again. But last week ebay.com told me "the auction is no longer available". I had to fix cgi.ebay.com/... to cgi.ebay.DE/... manually and could see the ended auction again.

I'd prefer that myibay would respect and reuse the toplevel domain (.com vs. .de) for URLs.

Other side effects:

- time zone could be the local time (which is GMT -0200). Since dates and times are shown in relative numbers, this should not have any effect at the moment.

- date/time format: the current format appears to be days/hours:minutes:seconds. If I would prefer to see absolute dates/times, this could be dd/mm/yy HH.MM.SS or yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS instead of mm-dd-yy HH:MM:SS

- number format: the native format could use decimal commas instead of decimal points. I'd strongly recommend to accept spaces as thousands separators only, but neither dots or commas.

myibay does know about the local currency (Euro, EUR)! Thus it does offer the setup to use local formats, instead of converting it e.g. to US dollars. I feel that the basic info for a local setup is already known. Further fine tuning might improve this great tool - it is more than welcome since I can use it both from Mac and Linux.

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ebay below various toplevel domains Mon Aug 25, 2008 05:49 PM Quote
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Strange - this afternoon, from linux, the URLs for ended auctions did work.

Now, from Mac, the URLs fail:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120295818148

vs.

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120295818148


Did it work temporarily or does ebay differ between firefox for Mac and Linux in order to show different content?

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 Tue Aug 26, 2008 03:32 AM Quote
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Welcome to our forums.

Sorry for delay in response.
You suggestions gave me a few ideas, I'll see what's the best way to implement it.
I started to implement some of it in my Windows software, but Web-based interface should (and will) have the same set of features and settings.

Regarding your links..
Both links worked for me just fine. Could you please give me another example? Did you get those links out of eBay or out of my site? I just wanted to know where this problem is coming from.

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URLs for tolevel versions Tue Aug 26, 2008 04:24 PM Quote
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The links where computed and given by myibay.com/main

I used myibay from ebay.de, but myibay added the items with links to ebay.com

Thus the site is shown in English intead of German - no problem for me.

But on this computer here I do not obtain any results after the auction ended

Here's a screenshot of http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120295818148

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 Tue Aug 26, 2008 05:41 PM Quote
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The link is correct. It worked fine when I tried it.
Seems like a glitch on eBay side on that particular auction.
Let me know if you start to get it often.

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ebay triggers browser/os? Tue Aug 26, 2008 09:46 PM Quote
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It was always that calling these results from this computer, this OS, this browser did not show the result.

But I just found out: the display seems to be severely broken.

It's about two screen sizes large what appeared to be the full pages.

16 empty pages below there's yet another full ebay layout, naming "This Page Is No Longer Available". BTW: the layout appears to be more than 11 times the screen width.

And yet 17 further screen scrolls below ist the auction itself :-(

No problem while taking the ebay.de page, otherwise I probably never would have complained...

validator.w3.org does not like ebay that much :-(

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 Wed Aug 27, 2008 03:30 AM Quote
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If it happened with one single auction only, that may be a bug on eBay side.
If it happens on different auctions randomly, then may be it's a good idea to report to eBay so they can fix it.

I could not replicate it on my side so it may be some random thing (try it with another browser as a test).

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ebay page layout Wed Aug 27, 2008 09:08 PM Quote
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It is no random thing - but I added pages.ebay.com to my adblock. I guess it's gone now.

I do not know why pages such as http://pages.ebay.com/rtm_default/436.html where included while using firefox for Mac.

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 Thu Aug 28, 2008 06:21 AM Quote
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I'm glad you got it figured out. Thanks for update and sharing.

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