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by Mike_k43
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: Discontinuation of encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 temporarily postponed
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Discontinuation of encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 temporarily postponed

Hello Vesna, I understand that this TLS 1.2 upgrade was not on motion of the EPO but required by the external subcontracting company. I however think that EPO, in its capacity as EP-wide authority which is the data provider and the ultimate OPS service provider to the public, should enforce its view...
by Mike_k43
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: Discontinuation of encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 temporarily postponed
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Discontinuation of encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 temporarily postponed

I was just wondering: What is the big idea behind encrypting with TLS 1.2 the transfer of data that are freely available to anyone on this world over the internet, and free of charge? I have the impression that the IT staff at EPO did not answer to themselves that question before they started his ex...
by Mike_k43
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018

I would like to report that OPS timeouts still happen as of today, 15 February 2018. I also note that this thread seems to be of some interest to OPS users. If other OPS users also experience OPS timeouts I would suggest that they communicate this here. Otherwise, OPS support and developer team will...
by Mike_k43
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: XML responses filled with null characters as from 8KB
Replies: 1
Views: 583

XML responses filled with null characters as from 8KB

I have newly observed something very strange and which might be related to the unparseable XML response issue I earlier posted here. I now observe (I cannot cite the exact date when this started, but since perhaps January 2018) that the raw byte response stream contains, starting as from about 8KByt...
by Mike_k43
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: PDF format of OPS 3.2 manual
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: PDF format of OPS 3.2 manual

The PDF OPS manual as provided indeed behaves strangely when searching for terms. Instead of highlighting found terms it draws a large blue box around some character. Instead of jumping to the next instance of the sought term it keeps advancing the said blue box by one character. This is perhaps bec...
by Mike_k43
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018

Did you receive from EPO support the logfile I announced? Otherwise I will have to re-send it to a new e-mail-address you indicate to me.

mike_k43
by Mike_k43
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018

I finally managed to track down the timeout problem. Sometimes the raw XML response data received from OPS are corrupted, causing a local InvalidOperationException when attemping to deserialize them. My software then retries the same query again, to possibly obtain with the second query a deserializ...
by Mike_k43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS returning stale results
Replies: 1
Views: 581

OPS returning stale results

Dear OPS support, I have now observed the following: Sometimes the OPS servers simply return the result from the previous query, instead of returning the results of the subsequent query. This is then visible from the ETag response header, which is identical between subsequent responses. It is then a...
by Mike_k43
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018

Confirmed! The JSON raw response containing the access token now lacks one space at the bold underscored site: .... "token_type": "BearerToken", "issued_at": "1515610432202", "client_id": "EvBooYJ6AwZna6ocokeGTfGRL6l2RQiz", "access_token ": "osmQKWOFAAkaAOqB2Xdk7TUzzxyI", "application_name": "889c06...
by Mike_k43
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: OPS timeouts on 6 and 7 January 2018

I have tested just now. The problem with the immediately expirying OAuth2 tokens (HTTP 400 Bad Request invalid_access_token immediately received) persists. I had one application for downolading PDF documents which was working fine so far. As from about now 8/9 January 2018 it no longer works. The im...