[dokuwiki] Re: How to make it easier to diagnose syntax errors in Dokuwiki?

  • From: Chris Green <cl@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 18:52:06 +0000

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 07:46:28PM +0100, Dominik Eckelmann wrote:
> Am 24. März 2012 19:34 schrieb Chris Green <cl@xxxxxxxx>:
> > if the code doesn't parse then no errors appear in
> > the browser window or in the apache error log.  All you get is a
> > completely blank window in the browser and no clue as to what is wrong.
> > Similarly it can be a bit frustrating writing some plugin code and being
> > unable to find out what's wrong (typically a missing semi-colon or
> > something).
> IMHO you can solve your issue with the php config options.
> i think in your php ini is display_errors[1] set to off. This prevent
> showing errors in the browser. (you want this option to be off on a
> production system). But for development it's fine to turn it on.
> if you don't like the display_errors option you should set the
> error_log[2] option in php.ini. Then PHP will write all messages to
> it. Syntax errors should be there also.
> [1] php.net/display_errors
> [2] php.net/error_log

OK, yes, thanks.  My /etc/php5/php.ini had display_errors set to Off,
though I'm not quite sure why the errors weren't being logged to the
apache error log - they are now anyway.

Chris Green
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