ColdFusion error in an old thread. May 24, 2003 11:53 PM   Subscribe

I get a ColdFusion error message when viewing this thread.
posted by donth to Bugs at 11:53 PM (13 comments total)

Yeah, I'll second that. Though my browser of choice is probably obscure enough to be completely irrelevant: Opera 7.11 under SuSe Linux, baby.
posted by kaibutsu at 5:32 AM on May 25, 2003


damn, kaibutsu, matt went to a lot of work to ensure mefi wouldn't work with Opera 7.11 under SuSe Linux Baby.
posted by quonsar at 6:14 AM on May 25, 2003


Invalid CFML construct found on line 443 at column 178.

IE6 - Win98se.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:54 AM on May 25, 2003


I don't think it's a browser-compatibility problem. I tried it in four different OS X browsers and got the same error in each.
posted by timeistight at 7:11 AM on May 25, 2003


I'm getting the error, too, in IE 5.2.2 Mac. (X)

As long as we're on the subject of errors, when I click on "view daily stats" in the ad system, I get an error as well:

"Error Occurred While Processing Request
The chart could not be generated due to an error in the graphing engine.

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\adsystem\log_report.cfm: line 218"

Happy Sunday!
posted by astruc at 7:59 AM on May 25, 2003


How would a Cold Fusion error ever have anything to do with the browser or platform you're viewing the site with, anyway?
posted by rusty at 9:05 AM on May 25, 2003


It's a server-side error, and I fixed it. Sometimes in archived threads someone that posted bad html will break the static file rendering function, because the malformed or fake html will trick ColdFusion into thinking it is a CF tag.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:23 AM on May 25, 2003


How would a Cold Fusion error ever have anything to do with the browser or platform you're viewing the site with, anyway?

Sunspots? Cosmic rays? Voodoo?
posted by timeistight at 12:17 PM on May 25, 2003


i object to the use of the unflattering terms "malformed" and "broken". from here on out please use the more correct "form-challenged" or "intact-deprived". thank you.
posted by quonsar at 1:57 PM on May 25, 2003

How would a Cold Fusion error ever have anything to do with the browser or platform you're viewing the site with, anyway?
Well, I guess when code responds to your browser or platform, eg. browser detection, or setting cookies in a way that the browser doesn't understand so later on a buggy bit of code could crash if relying on it. About 6 months ago I was testing a site in Netscape 4, which doesn't like unurlencoded links, so when following a link it would pass the first bit of the GET but not the rest, causing an error. Netscape 4, like the sea, is a harsh mistress.

I'm sure you'll all buy Joe Clark's book (the unfortunate cover) to read about the term "mentally challenged" because I wrote this. And this. Right?
posted by holloway at 6:12 PM on May 25, 2003


I get a ColdFusion error message when viewing this thread

Then don't go to that thread. Wokka, wokka, wokka.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:31 PM on May 26, 2003


Ah, I see. CF can produce platform dependent errors when you write bad code. :-)

And that cover. What were they thinking?
posted by rusty at 7:19 AM on May 27, 2003


When I was young I thought that mailboxes with "no circulars" meant you weren't allowed turning around in their driveway. I would yell at my dad when he did, fearing an edgy unshaven guy in a robe rushing out of the house.

Like the cover, I put it down to ignorance.
posted by holloway at 4:57 PM on May 27, 2003


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