Bug in Opera Mini July 5, 2006 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Posting comments doesn't seem to work for me in Opera Mini
posted by bonaldi to Bugs at 1:27 PM (16 comments total)

Using Opera's usually-genius browser for mobiles, whenever I write a comment and click post, the thread reloads without my comment.

If I click Preview, I get taken to some strange meta-advertising page.

Is this Opera's fault, or is something askew here?
posted by bonaldi at 1:29 PM on July 5, 2006

I can't really test it, so I can't really fix it. What on earth is a meta-advertising page?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:02 PM on July 5, 2006

The page that comes up is this one.

I don't know if this is relevant, but on the phone's KHTML-based browser (which isn't as good) things work OK, but there's no live preview or "post comment" button. Those things are there on Opera Mini, but the live preview doesn't work. Perhaps you could sniff for Opera Mini's headers and serve it the no-script page?
posted by bonaldi at 2:07 PM on July 5, 2006

why does the preview button hit a link on the sidebar?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:12 PM on July 5, 2006

I just tried, and hitting 'Post Comment' straight off appeared just refreshed the page, hitting 'Preview' first instead showed the preview page just fine, but when I hit 'Post Comment' on the preview page, I got a message saying 'Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again', then when I hit the back button I got an 'Error Occurred While Processing Request: Element POST is undefined in FORM'.

Just tried to leave a comment on bog-standard Movable Type- and Wordpress-powered sites and it didn't work there either, so maybe Opera Mini just isn't too hot with forms. (I only use it to check football results when I'm out of the house normally...)

How often were you planning on commenting on MetaFilter from your 'phone anyway, bonaldi?!
posted by jack_mo at 2:13 PM on July 5, 2006

Whenever I get myself embroiled in those pointless arguments that get right under my skin :-)

On that point ... it could be a good thing that the phone won't let me post. A chastity phone, hurrah.
posted by bonaldi at 2:16 PM on July 5, 2006

I can't post a comment from my toaster, but you don't see me complaining about it.

I mean you didn't see me complaining about it until just now. And that wasn't really a complaint, anyway, it was more like an observation. A totally false observation at that.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:53 PM on July 5, 2006

So does that mean you CAN post a comment from your toaster?
posted by Pacheco at 5:27 PM on July 5, 2006

Where'd you get the net connected toaster?
posted by Mitheral at 5:28 PM on July 5, 2006


posted by Plutor at 5:38 PM on July 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

Forget I mentioned the toaster. Now everyone will want one.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:39 PM on July 5, 2006

posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:04 PM on July 5, 2006

I can post from it.
posted by cillit bang at 6:22 PM on July 5, 2006

Does your toaster support ogg vorbis?
posted by Dreamghost at 2:14 AM on July 6, 2006

I loves me some soft boiled oggs with toast fingers!
posted by flabdablet at 3:53 AM on July 6, 2006

Here's the opera mini simulator.
posted by bigmusic at 6:36 PM on July 6, 2006

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