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parsoid is trying to use relative addressing of images, even though wikitext doesn't.
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I've set up Parsoid with mw and are successfully parsing articles without images.
Pages with images causes Parsoid to fail with the message "Generation of the document file has failed. Status: Bundling process died with non zero code: 1"
Looking to the logs I find:

Jan 26 11:36:57 wikiServer mw-ocg-service: {"name":"mw-ocg-service","hostname":"wikiServer","pid":989,"level":50,"channel":"backend.bundler.bin","job":{"id":"57e5f36ffb0d4eae511d9cbd59ab8f0c155de1a4","writer":"rdf2latex"},"msg":"Error: Bad article title: ./File:20130705163106.gif\n at ParsoidResult._resolve (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/lib/parsoid.js:52:18)\n at null.<anonymous> (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/lib/parsoid.js:104:16)\n at (native)\n at ParsoidResult.getImages (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/lib/parsoid.js:98:29)\n at siteinfo.fetch.then.then.then.then.then.then.then.then.item.title (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/lib/index.js:191:12)\n at run (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:89:39)\n at /opt/ocg/mw-ocg-bundler/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:100:28\n at process._tickCallback (node.js:448:13)","time":"2016-01-26T10:36:57.308Z","v":0}
Jan 26 11:36:57 wikiServer mw-ocg-service: {"name":"mw-ocg-service","hostname":"wikiServer","pid":989,"level":50,"channel":"backend.bundler.error","job":{"id":"57e5f36ffb0d4eae511d9cbd59ab8f0c155de1a4","writer":"rdf2latex"},"err":{"message":"Bundlingprocess died with non zero code: 1","name":"BundlerError","stack":"BundlerError: Bundling process died with non zero code: 1\n at (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-service/lib/threads/backend.js:560:11)\n at run (/opt/ocg/mw-ocg-service/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:89:39)\n at /opt/ocg/mw-ocg-service/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:100:28\n at process._tickCallback (node.js:448:13)"},"msg":"Bundling process died with non zero code: 1","time":"2016-01-26T10:36:57.313Z","v":0}

In the article itself, the markup is "[[File:20130705163106.gif|alt=foss i akserselva|frame|akserselva]]"

Trying to open the same article title as parsoid is manually MW responds with "Title has relative path. Relative page titles (./, ../) are invalid, because they will often be unreachable when handled by user's browser. "

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Jssl created this task.Jan 26 2016, 10:44 AM
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cscott added a subscriber: cscott.Jan 26 2016, 8:05 PM

I need more help here from @Jssl. It sounds like your wiki configuration is broken. Can you provide a screenshot of where MW is responding with "Title has relative path"? It sounds like there's some PHP-side misconfiguration there.

In particular, [[File:20130705163106.gif|alt=foss i akserselva|frame|akserselva]] should be fine. That doesn't involve relative paths on the MW side, so I don't understand why MW is complaining about that.

Jssl added a comment.Jan 26 2016, 8:22 PM

well, sort of. It's mw-ocg-service that's doing the complaining (or rather, trying to fetch the relatively addressed file):

I tried changing the url to reflect what mw-ocg is trying, and that gives me the error about relative paths:

Does this help?

cscott added a comment.Feb 8 2016, 3:57 PM

It seems that what we need is the wikitext input which causes parsoid to output an image tag with a relative path. If that exists (and isn't just a misconfiguration), then that would be a parsoid bug.

In particular, the exception is being thrown in this code:

ParsoidResult.prototype._resolve = function(href) {
	var path = url.parse(url.resolve(this.getBaseHref(), href), false, true).
	// Now remove the articlepath.
	var m = this._resolveRE.exec(path);
	if (!m) { throw new Error('Bad article title: ' + href); }

So we just attempted to resolve the href against the base href. If we're still getting a relative path here, it seems like the base href is missing or (more likely) invalid. The getBaseHref function is:

ParsoidResult.prototype.getBaseHref = function() {
	var result = '';
	var base = this.document.querySelector('head > base[href]');
	if (base) {
		result = base.getAttribute('href').replace(/^\/\//, 'https://');
	this.getBaseHref = function() { return result; };
	return result;

which just takes the <base href="...."> element from the <head> which should be emitted by parsoid. In parsoid, that href is emitted by:

	// Add base href pointing to the wiki root
	appendToHead(document, 'base', { href: });

which in term comes from this processing of the siteinfo response from the wiki:

	if (resultConf.general) {
		if (general.mainpage) {
			this.mainpage = general.mainpage;

		if (general.articlepath) {
			if (general.server) {
				this.baseURI = general.server + general.articlepath.replace(/\$1/, '');

			this.articlePath = general.articlepath;

So it seems like your mediawiki installation either doesn't have $wgServer defined, or has it defined to something invalid or relative. It's also possible that '$wgScriptPath` and/or $wgArticlePath are broken in some way.

cscott added a comment.Feb 8 2016, 4:34 PM

From IRC:
jsl4: cscott: when I do curl -L http://localhost:8000/alpha/v3/page/html/Main_Page , I get output like this: <img resource="./File:AlphaPro_11_5.PNG" src="//" data-file-width="1278" data-file-height="853" data-file-type="bitmap" height="67" width="100" data-parsoid='{"a":{"resource":"./File:AlphaPro_11_5.PNG","height":"67","width":"100"},"sa":{"resource":"Image:AlphaPro 11 5.PNG"}}'/>
(10:51:56 AM) thcipriani|afk is now known as thcipriani
(10:58:03 AM) cscott-free: jsl4: it seems like your $wgServer (or possibly $wgScriptPath or $wgArticlePath) are broken in your wiki's LocalSettings.php
(10:59:05 AM) cscott-free: jsl4: what do you get in the <base href="..."> section of the <head> when you curl -L http://localhost:8000/alpha/v3/page/html/Main_Page
(11:00:10 AM) cscott-free: jsl4: if it does turn out to be a misconfiguration, it might be worth trying to emit a better/more informative error message in that case, so i'm interested to learn the details in any case.
(11:00:20 AM) jsl4: ><base href=""/>
(11:02:11 AM) cscott-free: jsl4: ah, that should probably be just "". i'm pretty sure your article paths should be
(11:02:16 AM) cscott-free: (not

Perhaps we can emit a better warning in Parsoid if the baseURI has a query part?

Jssl added a comment.Feb 9 2016, 8:38 AM

From checking the configuration, these are the current values used:

$wgScriptPath = "";
$wgServer = "";

$wgArticlePath isn't defined anywhere, as I didn't get as far as to setting up rewrite rules yet..

Note that these settings are (to the best of my recollection) as defined by the installed itself - can't remember changing them since installing.

Jssl added a comment.Feb 19 2016, 9:25 AM

are there any more details I can provide to help figure out why this isn't working?

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Jssl added a comment.Apr 20 2016, 9:06 AM

Hi guys. I've tried redeploying ocg with parsoid on a standalone machine, using the instructions from .
Rendering still fails with the same error messages - are there anything I can do to provide additional details or info about the setup? I'm more than happy to provide access to the box itself, or upload the complete configuration/dump of the system?

Change 284232 had a related patch set uploaded (by Cscott):
Resolve titles even when $wgArticlePath involves a query string.

Setting $wgUsePathInfo to true in your wiki configuration should fix the problem, if you can do that.

Otherwise, there's a patch for mw-ocg-bundler which should help:

Change 284232 merged by jenkins-bot:
Resolve titles even when $wgArticlePath involves a query string.

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