Having done a little bit of investigation, I say that World Sailing have changed the way the look-ups are done. Also they have removed the pages describing the XRR upload of results.
The Sailwave World Sailing plug-in to check SailorID’s still seems to be working, sort of in that what used to come back as separate ‘first name’ and ‘last name’ now comes back as’ firstname-lastname’.
I will see if one of my contacts can get me information or point me to the person who knows what is going on.
The XRR spec was there yesterday and the plug-in was retrieving the first and last names as expected yesterday as I demoed it to someone yesterday
So if it is not working today it t be a very recent change
That’s what I got. When I did a search on their site, I got a URL that was something like https://www.sailing.org/sailor/<firstname>-<lastname>?ref=<sailorid>. I thought I could just shorten it and leave out the firstname-lastname part, as there’s no way of knowing if a registrant is using exactly the same firstname-lastname in event registration as they used when they signed up for their sailorid with World Sailing. Unfortunately it didn’t work - it seemed to be sticky for the last search that was done. I suspect they are using a session cookie to save the last search, and then go back to it.
Thanks for checking. It’ll be interesting to see what they say.
(if you are talking to the developer, tell him he needs to clear the session cookie before the next search)
Unfortunately, the SailorID I used to check using the Sailwave WS plug-in was working correctly, it was the sailor who had entered information in an unusual way during their registration. When I tested again using a different SailorID, everything worked as I expected.
The XRR specification is still availble but I had to do an Internet search to find the link.
Andy message from Jon - "World sailing are currently in the process of up grading their servers and have been for some Time they have temporarily disabled some features such as uploading of results
They are supposed to let me know when they are ready to test but have not heard from them for months."
Linux Mint 20.3 with WINE 7.0 from WineHQ repository
openSUSE Leap 15.3 with WINE 6.0 from Leap repository
Both set-ups give an error So now need to see if the error log is the same or different.
So I do not know yet why my openSUSE Tumbleweed with WINE 7.7 from Tumbleweed repository works and the others don’t. The only thing I can think at the moment is that because it was working it has remained so through all the updates since. More investigation is required.
He has also found that a newer XMLLITE.DLL works as well.
As a reminder Andy is using Linux Mint but I have tested the newer DLL on my openSUSE Tumbleweed system and it also works on that.
For information I did a screen recording of the install process I followed on a Linux Mint 20.03 LTS VM (Virtual Machine) to install WINE from WINEHQ repository, followed by installing Sailwave and XMLLITE.DLL to allow teh WS?ISAF plugin to work. If anyone is interested.