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Addthis button hover functionality


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31 May 2010 at 8:12pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Hi there,

Running a site in 2.3.7 and trying to put the 'addthis' button ( on to the page template - can see the button fine and the hover works fine in IE8 (floatingwindow appears on hover with the options) but hover doesnt work in firefox and chrome latest versions (floating window doesnt appear). I'm guessing it's a javascript issue but I'm no developer.

Similar issue with the 'sharethis' button ( button graphic doesnt even appear in firefox/chrome & all works fine in IE8.

Cheers for any advice


31 May 2010 at 11:01pm Community Member, 901 Posts

Try to remove the <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> header from your template(s). Most likely these scripts use the "document.write" method which doesn't work with an XML document.


3 June 2010 at 3:00pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Thanks Banal,

That worked, cheers!

Would removing that line have any other effect?