when upload error occurs metacat and local copies can diverge
when changing a file that is both on metacat and local, if a metacat upload
error occurs because of a problem with the document (such as a missing required
tag) the local copy is still saved, even though it is invalid but the metacat
copy is not saved, causing the two copies to diverge. morpho then only shows
the newest revision which is the local (and now invalid) one.
#1 Updated by Dan Higgins almost 20 years ago
If Morpho editor is working (and there were some bugs when this error was
submitted that have since been fixed), the XML documents it creates will be
valid (although some elements may have spaces for data).
Test show that if there is a problem sending data to Metacat, the local copy is
saved and only the local copy shows up. But one can then right-click on the
local copy and send it to Metacat later (same process as if a document is simply
edited locally and changes submitted later).