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Characters at top of page bug - Breaking Silverstripe.com too!


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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

19 August 2008 at 8:07am

Hi guys, have had a look around about this problem, found [url=http://silverstripe.com/site-builders-forum/flat/74605]this forum thread[/url] and [url=http://open.silverstripe.com/ticket/2529]this ticked[/url].

I'm seeing four characters output before all other html under certain browsers.

Importantly, I'm also seeing this at silverstripe.com through IE7.

It's a wierd bug - but if I go to silverstripe.com with IE7, the html looks like this:

5958
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" >
<head>
<base href="http://silverstripe.com/" />

But through FF3 I don't see the "5958".

The issue is breaking my website at [url]http://all.or.nothing.net.nz[/url] - it seem to be fine from home on Ubuntu with FF3, but from a winXP machine it's broken in both IE7 and FF3 (although at least IE7 will display it - FF3 just throws an XML parsing error). I'm using basically the latest daily build.

This is very urgent - it's breaking your own site after all. If I go to the silverstripe.com community page it can't load the CSS either (screenshot attached) -- I assume that characters break the base ref tag, so it can't find the css any more - at least at silverstripe.com there is some styling.

The ticket has been open since June too and it hasn't been fixed in the trunk.

Thanks

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

19 August 2008 at 11:19am

Edited: 19/08/2008 11:26am

Note that I've tried the silverstripe site on a number of different machines, same issue. I'm sure it's not just me seeing this :)

Also seeing it on Scottius' new site:

[url]http://www.geobase.info/[/url].

I'll try to attach a screen shot.

It occurred to me that I've only seen this when viewing SS sites through a firewall. Don't know how that could make a difference though.

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

19 August 2008 at 11:26am

Edited: 19/08/2008 11:28am

Screen shot from GeoBase
--edit: ok, that didn't work, but there is definitely an issue.

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Fuzz10

Community Member, 787 Posts

20 August 2008 at 10:35pm

hmmm.. It doesn't display that behaviour over here....

Pretty interesting to hear what you find out though.. ;-)