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Java Script Parse error in admin

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30 April 2009 at 1:25pm Community Member, 3 Posts

just installed - went fine.
But: now I entered on the home page my Meta Tags: description and Keywords.
clicked save & publish = javascript Parse error pops up - and disappears after a few seconds - but the page never finishes saving.

I have zero modification as of yet [have Blog, forum, Diary and Private messages showing in my top menu on the Published Site],
no widgets inserted yet. But loaded all mods I need before the installation. Ran the flush etc. and everything worked fine.

Am at a loss to why the home page now does not save with the meta tags. Did not even change the text [content] yet on the home page either. No new theme installed yet either - just the generic default theme.

where do I need to make changes to be able to save anything? without the java script parse error? I only was able to stop the saving [after waiting for more than 10 minutes by simply clicking another link in the admin. Checked - and - no, it did not save any meta information.
Help is appreciated.


2 May 2009 at 1:44am Community Member, 509 Posts

What modules have you installed over default?

Is it just Blog, forum, Diary and Private messages?



6 July 2009 at 1:02pm Community Member, 14 Posts

I have the same error. Also the site tree keeps getting longer (adding padding?) every time I switch from one page to the next. I have the following modules installed. My page, however, seems to save fine.

- blog
- dataobject manager

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5 August 2009 at 12:50pm Community Member, 37 Posts

I'm having essentially the same problem. Anyone find a solution to this?

John Silver

20 August 2009 at 12:28am Community Member, 10 Posts

I had the same problem - but in my case it was homegrown. Removing the following line from my php.ini solved it for me.

tidy.clean_output = On


25 August 2009 at 3:50am Community Member, 509 Posts

I have found I get this error from time to time while clicking "Save and Publish", the only work around I have found is to first click save, then click save and publish after the page has finished saving.

Not sure why this happens, but that generally works for me.

Kim Carson

5 February 2010 at 3:55pm Community Member, 1 Post

My 2 cents ..

I've added the portnumber (default = 80) in the file : _config.php which resides in dir. : \www\silverstripe-v2.3.5\mysite\.


'localhost:80', <-- added port
'', <-- added port

That got rid the parse error
This also "solved" the site tree keeps getting longer issue for me.


16 April 2010 at 5:40pm Community Member, 11 Posts

I am on version 2.3.6 and experienced the javascript parse error after a fresh install. To fix this, I re-uploaded the cms/javascript folder to the server and overwrote the old one.

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