#4500 Preview does not work if post contains "replace"


Today, on slashdot, whenever I've tried to use the word "replace" in a reply, the Preview button has blinked a bit but has not accepted the text (and of course without a working Preview button there is no Submit button, so the replies don't go through). When I removed that word, and only that word, the Preview button accepts the text and renders the preview. It's happened on two different threads.

I'm running Firefox 3.6.7 64-bit in KDE on RedHat.


  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2010-08-03

    Are you using any Firefox extensions, perchance? I can't think of any reason why this would happen based on our code, and I use the word "replace" in comments often.

    If you disable all Firefox extensions and it still happens, could you try taking screenshots of before the word "replace" is used, and after? Or a small video of it, if you are so capable? Just want to make sure I understand what is happening.


  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2010-08-03
    • assigned_to: tvroom --> pudge
  • Blair P. Houghton

    not possible to do video or screen caps on that machine. nothing to see, anyway. i press the Preview button, it moves the button down, opens the grey message bar just above the button, and immediately closes it and puts the button back. ordinarily the bar would say something and the button would change to a Submit button.

    i checked threads for "replace", and tried using the word myself later, and it seems to work for others and for me, sometimes.

    if there are add-ons that root around in edit boxes when they're submitted to javascript for processing, then maybe something is interfering, but i don't have a way to modify the config on that machine beyond what's in the about:config page.


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