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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Lightbox not working in Firefox 3.5.3


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14 October 2009 at 1:33am Community Member, 89 Posts

i have the same problem,

For the record, issue was resolved by removing this from my top level

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Now works fine.



17 October 2009 at 2:55am Community Member, 168 Posts

This is a great fix! most of the lightbox pop ups didn't work for me until I removed that line as you said, bravo.

"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> "

But does this have any side effects? It must of been there for a reason?


17 October 2009 at 3:13am (Last edited: 17 October 2009 3:14am), 4085 Posts

That stupid XML doctype causes so many issues. It's the first thing I look for when debugging Javascript. I never use it.

The [url=]plans for HTML5[/url] show no indication that such a practice is forward-thinking at all. I think Silverstripe needs to ditch their support of the XML doctype in upcoming versions.


17 October 2009 at 3:37am Community Member, 89 Posts

I think needs for utf translation ? Or?



17 October 2009 at 3:48am Community Member, 901 Posts

From my experience, the doctype doesn't cause problems, as long as you stick to the standards. Since a XHTML document is actually a XML document, you should use <![CDATA[ tags to wrap JavaScript. Since IE6 will choke on this, the proper way to put inline code into XHTML is:

<script type="text/javascript">
/* <![CDATA[ */
   your code here
/* ]]> */

This has worked for me with all common browsers...
So either put all your Scripts into .js files or include inline scripts properly (like the above).