Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

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Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Vextor » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:15 pm

Yesterday a single "?" mark appeared on Japan's official Genso Suikoden site above their most recent update entry.

This can easily be some sort of website error, but it can also mean they have some update being planned.
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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Rooks » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:19 pm

Interesting, this is what you are talking about, correct? http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/genso/

Well, this could be an announcement about a new collectible card series, or a soundtrack. Or something more.
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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Ashietaka » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:37 pm

I sure hope this is a signal for information on a new Suikoden. Thanks for posting. Will be checking that page out now to see if that gets updated.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Rooks » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:00 pm

Ok, after checking the source code for the site, I am tending to think that this is just an error. Here is a bit of the code from the main site, where the "?" appears.

" <div class="mainbox" id="update">
<h2>更新履歴</h2>
<p><a href="pshowupinfoall.php">一覧</a></p>
<iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="pshowupinfo.php"></iframe>
</div>"

Essentially this just says Reference a server address to get the content for this little box. I.E., it references this address:

http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/genso/pshowupinfoall.php

In order to get its content. Clicking on it reveals no "?" on the .php site. Now, here is the code from the .php address:

"<div class="content">
<div class="main" id="updatefull">
<div class="mainbox">
<h2>更新履歴</h2>
<ul>
<li>
<span>2010.10.12</span>
<a href="http://www.konami.jp/akiwari/" target="_top">人気タイトルをベストプライスで!!「秋割」実施中! </a>
</li>"

This shows us the Second Header and the first link on the page. There are no errors here, and I see nothing that could generate a random "?" in the box on the main page. However, this "?" character sometimes disappears and reappears when you refresh the page. So, there is probably a random, rouge "?" somewhere in the source code that pops up on occasion. I don't know though, I've never written anything more than HTML basic, so this is a bit above my head.
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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Xelinis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:19 pm

I noticed that yesterday as well. It seems to have a 50/50 chance of being there every time you refresh the page.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Xelinis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:26 pm

Alright, I reloaded the php file until the '?' appears, the code is as follows:

<body>
<ul>
<li>
<span>?
</span>
<a href="" target=""></a>
</li>
<li>
<span>2010.10.12</span>
<a href="http://w...


This could mean a bunch of things, like that an update is about to be pushed through. It could also mean that their news update engine is on the fritz, among other things. There'll be a new issue of Famitsu in about 24 hours, who knows.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Vextor » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:35 pm

I see, so there's also an empty href thrown in there. That likely means they mistakenly created an "empty" update or something. Either way looks like an error...
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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Antimatzist » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:32 pm

Maybe someone could mail Konami that there is an "error" on their page? This really dazzles me. :D

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Jowy Atreides » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:31 am

Has anyone attempted to inform them of the "error"? Seems like someone would've noticed by now.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Yuber » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:26 pm

Its funny how we're desperate for suikoden 6, we're analysing a question mark on a japanese website.
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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby eldrasidar » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:45 pm

if it's a relatively recent code error, at least it means someone is modifying the suikoden webpage with at least as much attention as the translators give to the games. ;þ

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Jowy Atreides » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:48 am

The question mark isn't there anymore, by the way.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Xelinis » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:45 pm

Yup, it appears that the bug in the news engine has been repaired. Curiously, did anyone else notice this sort of bug anywhere else on Konami's site? I looked (though, admittedly not very much) but I couldn't see it anywhere else.

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Antimatzist » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:16 pm

I'll post it here as it is very similar to the previous "problem":

There's now a "データが存在しません" before the actual news. Google tells me this means "Data does not exist". I know that this is probably nothing like the "?" but I just wanted to point it out.

The source code somehow indicates that it was set there on purpose.

<body>
データが存在しません<BR>
<ul>
<li>
<span>2012.11.21</span>
<a href="http://www.konami.jp/....

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Re: Mysterious '?' mark appears on Konami's Suikoden site

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:36 pm

Speaking of errors, can't help but wonder why Card Stories is called 幻想水滸外伝カード in the menu when it should be 幻想水滸伝カード?
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