Cold Fusion error message October 2, 2003 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Gnarly ColdFusion error on MetaFilter homepage. Someone set up us the bomb! (error message inside)
posted by insomnyuk to Bugs at 1:57 PM (13 comments total)

Error Occurred While Processing Request

Invalid CFML construct found on line 283 at column 1278.

ColdFusion was looking at the following text:


The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\\front.html: line

282 : <div class="copy"><a href="">Lions
in Africa are getting close to extinction.</a> In fact, all the <a href=>big
alpha predators</a> are in trouble. It may only be a matter of time before
all the mega species <a href=,13369,1054082,00.html>disappear
from the wild</a>.<br><span class="smallcopy">posted
by <a href="/user.mefi/12845">homunculus</a> at 12:47 PM
PST - <a href="/mefi/28696">2 comments</a></span></div><br>

283 : <div class="copy"><a href="">Politics
& Science.</a> A recent <a href="">report
</a><small><small>(PDF)</small></small> commissioned
by <a href="">Rep. Henry Waxman
</a>(D-CA) of the <a href="">House
Government Reform Committee </a>"<i>finds numerous instances
where the Administration has manipulated the scientific process and distorted
or suppressed scientific findings.</i>" This White House, it says,
has interfered with the objectivity of federal scientists – by stacking committees,
ignoring or suppressing information, and interfering with research - to an “unprecedented”
degree, on topics ranging from <a href="">breast
cancer </a>and <a href="
">food safety</a> to <a href="">agricultural
pollution</a> and <a href="">wetlands
protection</a>.</i></><br><span class="smallcopy">posted
by <a href="/user.mefi/14358">gottabefunky</a> at 12:09
PM PST - <a href="/mefi/28695">2 comments</a></span></div><br>

284 : <div class="copy"><a href="">Neutral
Good in a Lawful Evil World</a> I'm sure that some of us have played <a
& <a href="">Dragons</a>
before. Now imagine applying the <a href="">D&D
alignment</a> traits to a nation. ( for example: Switzerland=Lawful Neutral
). What is your opinion of the alignment of your nation?<br><span class="smallcopy">posted
by <a href="/user.mefi/4297">patrickje</a> at 11:53 AM PST
- <a href="/mefi/28694">16 comments</a></span></div><br>

posted by insomnyuk at 1:59 PM on October 2, 2003

Well its back to normal now, but how the heck did this happen?
posted by insomnyuk at 2:00 PM on October 2, 2003

I've still got it.
posted by copmuter at 2:18 PM on October 2, 2003

Its been acting weird for me all day - slow loading, random "object is blank" messages, strange formatting ... no random cold fusion errors, however.
posted by anastasiav at 2:19 PM on October 2, 2003

Hey, saying so fixed it; logging in could have contributed though.
posted by copmuter at 2:19 PM on October 2, 2003

Yeah, I've been getting bad pages off and on today, too. Fortunately, I'm busy scanning as many blogs as possible to try to keep up with Frogmarch-Cake, so I just go off a while, come back and start again.
posted by soyjoy at 2:27 PM on October 2, 2003

I fixed it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:37 PM on October 2, 2003

This server... it errs?
posted by scarabic at 2:40 PM on October 2, 2003

Thanks, Matt!

Wow... mathowie's so dreamy... he can fix anything ::sigh::
posted by anastasiav at 2:44 PM on October 2, 2003

Ma-aaatt! One of the 17k kids has been sick in the hallway!
posted by i_cola at 3:12 PM on October 2, 2003

holy crap, I never thought of it that way. good thing he has so many short, prissy hall monitors...
posted by dorian at 3:55 PM on October 2, 2003

Matt, always taking credit aren't you!
posted by billsaysthis at 4:58 PM on October 2, 2003

Frogmarch Cake?

That does sound yummy.
posted by bshort at 6:25 PM on October 2, 2003

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