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  1. #1
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    Browse known category throws no data?
    When I load this:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/12923371/

    I get pet products

    When I do this:

    <!--#include virtual="/cgi-bin/ae.pl?ssi&type=browse&mode=12925321"-->

    Zero data is returned.

    Why?

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    ae.pl doesn't recognize browse node 12923371 (Pet Supplies; part of Home & Garden). Create your own list of sub-category links for Pet Supplies and add that to your webpage instead.

    Browse node 12925321 is "Home & Garden > Pet Supplies > Dogs" and it shows up fine on my website when I access MYDOMAINNAME.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?ssi&type=browse&mode=12925321 in my web browser. What happens when you access that URL in your web browser (using your own domain name)?

    In what file are you using that <!--#include ...--> statement? Does the filename end with ".shtml"? Some servers are configured to only recognize SSI statements when the filename ends with .shtml (rather than .html). Rename your .html file to .shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by cusimano
    ae.pl doesn't recognize browse node 12923371 (Pet Supplies; part of Home & Garden).
    For my own edification - why?

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    ABW Ambassador cusimano's Avatar
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    Because AE reads the HTML of amazon.com's browse pages to figure out what the sub-categories are. Amazon.com must have used a slightly different webpage layout on that webpage compared to other browse webpages, thus AE can't figure out what the sub-categories are. Not all amazon.com browse nodes are supported by AE. I'll add 12923371 to my Todo list.

    Yours truly,

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