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NOTE: If you find that ae.pl stops working after an upgrade (either you see "500 Internal Server Error" or nothing shows up because you're using <script> or SSI tags), then the first thing to always do is
Critical: Supports ECS4.
Previous versions use Amazon ECS3, which Amazon.com has now discontinued, thus causing "No results found" to be displayed. This new version uses ECS4 and is a mandatory update.
New: New Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk stores.
New stores are supported. These new stores can be used with mode= and browse= parameters:
Amazon.com stores: Apparel, Automotive, Baby, Beauty, Books, Classical, DigitalMusic, DVD, Electronics, GourmetFood, Grocery, HealthPersonalCare, HomeGarden, Industrial, Jewelry, KindleStore, Kitchen, Magazines, MP3Downloads, Music, MusicalInstruments, MusicTracks, OfficeProducts, OutdoorLiving, PCHardware, PetSupplies, Photo, Software, SportingGoods, Tools, Toys, UnboxVideo, VHS, Video, VideoGames, Watches, Wireless, WirelessAccessories.
Amazon.co.uk stores: Apparel, Baby, Books, Classical, DVD, Electronics, HealthPersonalCare, HomeGarden, Kitchen, Music, MusicTracks, OutdoorLiving, Software, SoftwareVideoGames, SportingGoods, Tools, Toys, VHS, Video, VideoGames, Watches.
New: grid.one parameter and configuration variable added.
New parameter grid.one and new configuration variable grid.one have been added (default no). When the results consist of only one item and the grid parameter has been specified and asinsearch.format is set (to show details locally), the grid parameter is ignored and the asinsearch.format takes precedence. By setting the grid.one parameter or the grid.one configuration variable to yes, the grid will take precedence and a 1x1 grid will be shown.
Improve: More browse index pages.
Supports browsing of more browse index pages (pages showing bulleted list of sub-categoreis). Browse index pages are rendered faster and more accurately.
Improve: "Buy from Amazon.com" add-to-cart buttons.
The "Buy from Amazon.com" add-to-cart buttons use ECS4.
Fix: "View Shopping Cart" link.
The "View Shopping Cart" link now displays the Amazon.com shopping cart page rather than the Amazon.com homepage.
Fix: Handle symbols in keywords searches with Virtual Directory.
On some servers, if Virtual Directory is enabled and the user enters a keyword search containing certain symbols (e.g.: quotation mark ", apostrophe ', percent %), then a "500 Internal Server Error" message would be generated by the server because of the way mod_rewrite and ae.pl interact. Symbols are now stripped from the keywords when submitted. This new feature can be disabled by setting the new configuration variable virtual.filter.keyword to no (default is yes).
Fix: refnosim and links.xml configuration variables now ignored.
refnosim is now always no thus "ref=nosim" links are never generated. links.xml is now always yes thus the Amazon.com product URL's specified by Amazon.com are always used rather than AE internally creating the Amazon.com product URL's.
Prior to this point was Associate Engine v7.11.04.
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