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UploadPDF doesn't recognize some valid links

    Question

  • I'm trying to upload a PDF for a paper of mine that is known to CiteSeer, but not known to Academic Search:

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.47.7107&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    However, the site replies "Please input a valid url". It looks for a ".pdf" extension, which is naive.

     

    I was able to fool it into trying to download by adding "&bogus.pdf" at the end:

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.47.7107&rep=rep1&type=pdf&bogus.pdf

    Now it says "Sorry, the system failed to get the PDF file". I tried this URL and CiteSeer serves it just fine.

     

    SO WHAT GIVES?

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Vladimir,

    Thank you for your bug reporting, we'll look into this issue and let you know our fixing as soon as possible.


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:48 AM