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Script error/bug on forms HTML possibly identified

by Dango517 / May 26, 2008 1:52 PM PDT

See item marked A this is were the errors occur. Unfortunately it was not showing when I created this thread, I'll post it later.

Item B these two lines of program are missing a question marks (?). All other entries for these buttons include the question mark. There are other inconsistencies with these two lines of program as well.

That errors driving me buggy! Grin

And now for musical entertainment....."Jive Talkin":

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I don't see anything there...
by John.Wilkinson / May 27, 2008 12:33 AM PDT

As to part A, you said it wasn't occurring at the time of the posting, but you didn't say what errors they were/are.

As to part B, the question marks just indicate that the content following is part of a querystring, which you could consider as variables being passed back to the web server. In this case, the tag is indicating the page you're coming from, so Cnet and monitor traffic on its site. Elsewhere it's used to maintain your registration ID, form data, or even which post you're currently posting a response to. ( Question marks are not needed, though, if there is no querystring to be passed back. Such is the case with those two links, since Cnet doesn't care how you get to them for traffic analysis.


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by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 12:52 AM PDT
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Ah, ok...
by John.Wilkinson / May 27, 2008 1:32 AM PDT
In reply to: See

What I find interesting there is that the first line of the "Forum real-time activity" link is missing while the second half is visible. It hasn't happened to me (though I've said that before just to get hit by it moments later), but does it continue in Firefox or Opera, and with the Yahoo/Google toolbars turned off?


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Just did it again but corrected itself
by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 2:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Ah, ok...

after a few moments. This has been doing this for months. I reported it once before, see the archives this will give you a time line. Since it's random it would be very difficult to disable the toolbars. Sometimes it goes on for days, some times just for a few visits. I believe the buttons still work, you just can't see them. Today it's been happening briefly then correcting, this is new and hasn't happened before.

Ask Jive Software to run a debugger it would find the problem quickly. Seems JAVA is equipped with a debugger, maybe, I realize there maybe many versions of Java so this may not be the right one.

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Yes the buttons are still there
by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 2:31 AM PDT

and reappear once you press them. Only the one you press becomes visible the others remain invisible.

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Just realized something
by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 3:12 AM PDT

now that we have "Forum real-time activity" that button gets pushed many, many times per day. It and those above it are the ones having problems. My PC is quick so I might be using it more then most. This might be effecting the faster PCs only.

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by John.Wilkinson / May 27, 2008 3:24 AM PDT

One other question...did this start happening before or after you experimented with IE8?


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by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 3:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Interesting...

it was happening long before then if memory servers me right. I'm very tired at the moment but I believe this is correct.

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Too bad...
by John.Wilkinson / May 27, 2008 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope

Several months ago there were a host of problems with similar occurrences, but I haven't heard of any others recently. Just one of those cases where you cross your fingers that it's just a browser quirk and not another site issue that's pending the snowball effect. Sad


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One thing I notice
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 27, 2008 5:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope

Probably not relevant of course, but interesting.

The CNET colors your page is displaying. They all look like normal CNET web page colors, but the navigation tabs along the top are different colors to mine.

I'm talking about the "Today on CNET, Reviews, News, Download", etc tab buttons. In your two images they are blue. In mine they are green, example below;

Is this just an interesting quirk, or are our browser settings different? More strangely, I notice in the image from your first post that the colors are the same as mine.


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I'm not screwing with you.
by Dango517 / May 27, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
In reply to: One thing I notice

I used paint bucket to color that box and it bleed into the tabs. That fault has not been "doctored", it exists.

I see it like this. That glitch is an annoyance. We provide assistance to others in fix there computer so ours should work properly.

If my toolbars were a problem I'd be having the problem elsewhere too; I'm not.

You have a problem that you don't know how to fix or can't fix.

I've done the right thing and reported the problem to you twice. I can't force you to fix it. I've spent enough time on this, I'm done. I can live with it.

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What I said in post 12 was "over the top".
by Dango517 / May 28, 2008 3:03 PM PDT

I apologize.

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