Firefox unable to post: fixed

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by ShowerOf, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. ShowerOf

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    May 4, 2009
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    Hello I was trying to use Firefox to post a new thread
    but every time I click submit or preview the message text is lost and only
    the subject line remains. also when I select the insert image icon nothing happens. I have tested the forum posting in Opera with no problems.

    I have NoScript installed which blocks JavaScript, allaboutcircuits.com.
    was allowed but made no difference. Then I changed Firefox's pop up
    blocker to make an exception for allaboutcircuits.com, still no joy.
    So I set NoScript to allow googleapis.com and low and behold posting now
    works.

    Does any one know why googleapis.com is needed for posting to work?

    :confused:
     
  2. studiot

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    I'd like the answer to this too please, jrap.
     
  3. jrap

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    Rather than hosting the large javascript libraries required for the site, we use the ones hosted by google. If a lot of sites do this (and they do), this allows the client to not have to download the same large javascript libraries on the many sites that they visit. It's a way to potentially speed up the loading of the site.

    Rob
     
  4. studiot

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    Thanks for the info Rob.
     
  5. Wendy

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    Interesting. I've run into variation of this issue, but I transfered my old font library from another version of windows to my existing machine. Kludgy, but it worked.
     
  6. ShowerOf

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    I normally block all JavaScript that does not originate from the web site I am visiting using NoScript but sometimes need to specifically allow one or another to get something working.

    Thanks for the info jrap, now I know a little more about why googleapis.com
    is a part of so many web sites.
     
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