Mozilla bug v1.2.1 February 11, 2003 1:35 AM   Subscribe

There now seems to be a Mozilla bug (version 1.2.1), perhaps related to these changes. When I press the "Preview" button in Opera, the window below "Comment Preview" disappears, along with my text. It used to be perfectly fine. And it still works in IE and Opera. But since some users here might be downloading the latest available release, I thought I'd bring it to Our Fearless Curator's attention.
posted by ed to Bugs at 1:35 AM (12 comments total)

And the bug's still there in 1.3 beta. Getting the nightly update to see if the problem's solved.
posted by ed at 1:41 AM on February 11, 2003


Nope, still get the problem with Build ID 2003021008.
posted by ed at 1:52 AM on February 11, 2003


worksforme Gecko/20030127 Phoenix/0.5
posted by majick at 5:57 AM on February 11, 2003


hmmm... WFM 1.3b/OS X... was this any specific thread or all of them?
posted by 10sball at 6:02 AM on February 11, 2003


repeat the problem ed, you say when you hit preview in opera, a window disappears? and this has to do with mozilla? I don't understand what that means.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:08 AM on February 11, 2003


mathowie: I think ed might mean that the textbox disappears in Mozilla, but he's typed some words incorrectly. I need to update my version anyway, so I'll let you know in a minute.
posted by walrus at 8:38 AM on February 11, 2003


Hmm ... I don't see any comment preview bugs with build ID 2003021008, ed. Have you tried deleting cookies?, etc
posted by walrus at 8:49 AM on February 11, 2003


Will have to try it on my other machine tonight and take a screenshot later, but basically when I press the Preview button in Mozilla, the text box and my comment completely disappear, with only the words "Comment Preview" appearing below the thread. I haven't experienced this problem in IE6 or Opera 6. It only just started happening.
posted by ed at 9:43 AM on February 11, 2003


oh, that sounds like a cookie value is gone. Delete your cookies (from mozilla preferences you can find all metafilter.com and www.metafilter.com cookies and delete them all, then re-login.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:56 AM on February 11, 2003


I don't mean to be funny, but would a judicious "Got a bug: have you tried deleting cookies?" style sentence (on the metatalk "Post a new thread" page) catch some of these earlier?
posted by walrus at 10:12 AM on February 11, 2003


Is it me or is this "have you tried deleting your cookies" thing new? Is this a change in way of handling bug reports (or you just like to say cookies, cookies, cookies, smock ..ehm cookies, I mean) or is there some evil cookie-corrupting bug that snuck into the code recently?
posted by fvw at 3:45 PM on February 11, 2003


fvw, at least with mozilla, it has an annoying habbit of dropping random cookie values (like keeping your userID around but forgetting your user_name cookie) once a week or so on my systems.

I'm probably logging in and out of my own sites once every few days, whenever this happens.

I should be coding better error messages though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:55 PM on February 11, 2003


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