Monthly Archives: June 2019

Site Problems

Recently, our hosting provider switched from Adobe Coldfusion, a compiler which implements CFML (Cold Fusion Markup Language) to Lucee, an open source compiler which also implements CFML.

There are many upsides to this change, including the fact that .cfm pages compiled with Lucee execute anywhere from 25% to 50% faster than the same page compiled with the Adobe product. The transition was reasonably seamless. Unfortunately there are a couple of problems, which we’re working on at present. (We, of course, meaning me).

Firstly, if you submit a link to a site for a locomotive, it cannot, at present be approved by our editors. This is because the submission doesn’t show up in our management interface at all. It is properly in the database, but we simply cannot see it for some reason. This is being researched.

Secondly, all the pretty map information on the site was originally provided through use of a CFML tag called <cfmap>. This tag, unfortunately doesn’t work correctly in Lucee and there seems to be little likelihood that it will any time in the near future. So…the map functionality is being rewritten in its entirety with the Google Maps API and Javascript. Sigh. Couple of weeks, I think.



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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Website