I consistently get a weird error when i go to this thread. July 7, 2003 6:47 PM   Subscribe

I consistently get a weird error when i go to this thread.
posted by deadcowdan to Bugs at 6:47 PM (21 comments total)

I get it too, in both IE 6 and Mozilla 1.3.1:

Invalid CFML construct found on line 690 at column 176.

It looks like there's a floating "</"

Then again, I wouldn't know ColdFusion from Adam, so I have no friggin clue. So I'll shut up now.
posted by arco at 6:56 PM on July 7, 2003


"...I wouldn't know ColdFusion from Adam..."

Adam's the one in the fig leaf.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:14 PM on July 7, 2003


I get it too in IE5.5. and Firebird .6
posted by gen at 7:35 PM on July 7, 2003


Hell, let's try Opera 7...

Yup.

Anybody got a copy of Lynx lying around? Arachne?
posted by arco at 7:44 PM on July 7, 2003


A man goes to his doctor and waves his arm saying, "Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I go like this." The doctor, mimicking the movement, replies, "Then don't go like this."
posted by crunchland at 8:34 PM on July 7, 2003


</><br> (line 690 column 176) should probably be <br />, like line 689. Why it happened, don't know.
All browsers will error on it because it is a problem on the server side.
posted by sailormouth at 8:52 PM on July 7, 2003


why would any concievable combination of markup cause a server-side error? Which it definitely is, since a 501 code is sent with the response (if you really want to geek out, telnet to port 80!).

But curiously enough, I do see some things in lynx that I don't see in Moz:
688 : Did you even bother to read what I wrote? <strong>I am NOT arguing either point</strong>, but rather making a general observation about a website that
has no concept of law (statutory, common or administrative). If you did read what I wrote you would find I am in favor of regulation of business and would likely <strong>NOT</strong> support this legislation, <em><strong>which I <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/25820#490940">expressly stated here</a></strong></em>.<br />
689 : <br />
690 : Soyjoy, I would strongly suggest a horn book on corporations law and securities law so you are no longer ignorant about how businesses are regulated and
treated under the law.</><br>
691 : <span class="smallcopy">posted by <a href="user.mefi/2678" target="_self">Bag Man</a> at <a href="/mefi/25820#491988" target="_self">12:43 PM</a>
692 : PST
Probably just in the source but hidden by white-on-white text action.
posted by namespan at 9:39 PM on July 7, 2003


Doesn't really look like we're missing much, does it?
posted by timeistight at 9:52 PM on July 7, 2003


Just another day in metafilter. We could probably bronze it and give it to the Smithsonian.
posted by namespan at 10:39 PM on July 7, 2003


Here is what mathowie said the last time this came up.
why would any concievable combination of markup cause a server-side error?
Cold Fusion is parsing the markup, so if there is munged or non-allowed code you get a server-side error.
Here is someone else with a similar problem.
posted by sailormouth at 11:43 PM on July 7, 2003


Cold Fusion is parsing the markup, so if there is munged or non-allowed code you get a server-side error.

and from mathowie

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.

So I can break and archived thread by doing something like </ img>...

And I could execute CF code just by putting it in my comment?

The latter seems especially potentially problematic....
posted by namespan at 1:48 AM on July 8, 2003


Doesn't really look like we're missing much, does it?

Overall, no, but there is one priceless comment in there that i wanted to link to.
posted by deadcowdan at 4:22 AM on July 8, 2003


deadcowdan: You can always use this.

But you probably knew that.
posted by trharlan at 6:42 AM on July 8, 2003


My guess (for the thread's priceless comment):

"First they came for the Greens..."

Then they came for the tomatoes, the Bac-O's and then finally the zesty ranch dressing.
posted by jonmc at 10:10 AM PST on May 16


One of the lanky gourmand's classics - and why I miss the ole curmudgeon.
posted by dash_slot- at 8:57 AM on July 8, 2003


My money's on:
Most of you people here are fucking idiots and are not even worth debating with.

Ending a sentence with a preposition, and all.
posted by trharlan at 9:46 AM on July 8, 2003


That, sir, was a troll, up with which I will not put!

Hat tip: Winston Churchill
posted by dash_slot- at 9:50 AM on July 8, 2003


Should be fixed now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:20 PM on July 8, 2003


dash_slot- had it right.
posted by deadcowdan at 1:41 PM on July 8, 2003


Hey! Do I win a trip to MefiVegas? Or get a gold star? It's not a pancake, is it? Tell me it's not a pancake....
posted by dash_slot- at 1:53 PM on July 8, 2003


no mefivegas, but god spared a kitten and baby jesus passed wind. is that good enough?
posted by andrew cooke at 6:01 PM on July 8, 2003


...mustn't grumble...
posted by dash_slot- at 8:54 AM on July 9, 2003


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