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Aug 06 2013

A bug amended?

Jason thinks he has fixed our comment preview bug. Test it! If it’s still annoyingly messed up, go there and complain, not to me, please.

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  1. 1
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    {theophontes appears from stage left, scuttles up to mocrophone}

    Testing, testing, 1,2,3,4…. try image…. that should just about do it…

    {scuttles off}

  2. 2
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Nope, image linky still all over the place. Still have ugly brown square around my gravitar.

    {Stands on blustery hilltop, waves gnarled fist at sky}

    Why? Jason WHY????

  3. 3
    chigau (違う)

    Nothing has changed.

  4. 4
    Sili

    sͯ̾ͣ͏̨͚̩̻̗̝͔͢e̸̠̟͓̫̰̦͆̓̆̈̀̏̔́e̵͚̯̰̰̥͖̳̋͑͒̇ͫ͠ ̺̻̺̟̜͊̌͆͋ņ͎̈ͥ̂ͅỏ̑̂̈ͧͪ̾̍͌҉̭̝̻̦̻̖̗̳t̸̨̪̝͔̖͐̔́h͉̮̩̼͈͔͊͠ỉ̟̼̭̹͓͉̇͐̓̂ͥ̀nͦͥ̓͂҉̨̛̖̪̙̭̙̱̜g͖̤̼͙̣̃ͬͥ̀͡͠ ̷͎̖̪̞̺̞̊w͇̲̣̥͇̓ͮ̉́ͨ̚r̫͉̬̦̈́̽̈́ͭ̄ͤͫ̄͠ͅo̳̭͌ͤ̐̚͢n̡̥ͦ̊ͪ͂ͩ͟͝g͙͔̾͒͒̈͌ ̨̗̯̼̂̈̃̍͛̋͋̏ͩ́͞ḩ̴̬̱̰̺̫ͮ̔͆̓ͤͪͧ̕e̢̙͖͇̠̩̞͍̿ͩ͡r̪̗̙͇͎̩̫̪̳̀ͪ̊͆̓̐ͥ͆̅͡ę̵͈͕̖̤͖͔̳͔̹ͮͯ͛́͋̏̚͘.͙͎̖͇ͭ̎̐͑͗͆͢
    ̨̟̟͙̮̘̠ͩ̍̐̏͒̊ͦ
    ̷̱̗͎͎̞͇̯̰̓̓͆̋̀E̗͉͎̯̾͂̍͟͝v̡̪͚̝͍̭̘͆͑̆ͅͅé̘͈͍̌̊̽̅̈́͠r̢̡̥̩̹̙̿ͪ̅̑͑͠y̴͖̥̓͛̈͞ẗ́͂̔ͦ͂ͩ͊̌͏̗̜̬͚̦͍̙̰h̖̤̱̺̻͉̿̄̈́̽̚͜ͅį̥̫͇̭̮̘̾̉̉̇́ṉ̷̛̬̱͎̻̺ͮ̈́̈́͢g̷̨̘̲͍̯ͬ́ͧ͊̃ͮ́ ̴̡̛͙̩͖̙̹͓͉ͪ̓s̸̡̠͚̮̞̻̝͈̄͂ͣͬͥͫ́e͗͗̔͑̒̇͜҉̹̺͎e̯̻͛ͧͪͯͤ̍ͤͩ̌͠m̛̪͙̮̫̙̝̝̍ͩ̍͆ͯ́͜s̉̈͞҉̦͓̥͚͘ ̢͔̜͇̦͎̝͍̮ͪ͆̒̏̇ͨͬ̕b̢͎̫͚̼̜̻̈́͂̑ͪ͡ȩ̷̻̮̲̭̻̊̓̊̌ͅ ̴͇̗̜̥̻̭͈ͧ̋̊͑͋ͨ́h͎̲̻̄̂̿͢͞ǫ̤͇̺̘̮̼̪̲̼̓ͥ͊̕n̵̗̫̙͖̞ͬͣͥͩ̆k

  5. 5
    leftwingfox

    HE COMES he comes he comes

  6. 6
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    @ chigau

    Nothing has changed.

    You can take the Thespian out of the Theatre, but you cannot take the Theatre out of the Thespian.

  7. 7
    PZ Myers

    OK, guys, maybe I should close comments here to FORCE you to say those things at Jason’s place.

  8. 8
    Zeno

    So if I embed a link to my blog it’ll look okay in Preview?

    Nope. Still looks like hell.

  9. 9
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    I’m hoping they’ll fix the comment smartness bug so I stop sounding like an addled doofus.

  10. 10
    JohnnieCanuck

    Does anyone else get the mess I’m seeing in Sili’s comment? There’s text underneath but bits seem missing.

    I’ve never seen anything like it.

  11. 11
    blf

    And now we will conduct a test of the emergency hyperlink system. Had this been a real emergency, that hyperlink would not be describing a 15 tonne ball of fat which tried to eat London.

    (Still borked. With some odd glitching in the text box.)

  12. 12
    blf

    Back in February, commentator “richardh” offered a diagnosis of the apparent causes (plural) of the problem:

    Previewed hyperlinks are Big and Blue and float to the left instead of staying inline with the body of the text, but they look OK in the final comment.

    It seems to be coming from style.css, which contains

    a {
    color: #1772AF;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    which is the Blue,

    .comment-link a, .comment-link a:visited {
    font: 18px arial;
    }

    which sets the Bigness, and

    #div-comment-preview span.comment-link {
    float: left;
    }
    .comment-link {
    float: right;
    margin-left: 20px;
    padding-top: 5px;
    text-align: right;
    }

    which explains the floating.

    Someone might want to think again about those float: and margin-left: settings, at a minimum.
    Setting fonts to absolute pixel sizes is also rarely a good idea; better to do it relative to other text using em units.

    I will also post this hint (which I broadly agree with) where poopyhead said to…

  13. 13
    Jason Thibeault

    I’m pretty sure it’s actually fixed now. The problem is some crazy nested CSS (as BLF pointed out), and I have resolved it by editing the main CSS for the Graphene theme in order to enforce the overrides I put in for the comment classes in the preview.

    It will still look different, especially anyplace that overrides the text with a serif font (like mine and Pharyngula, for instance). But it’s at least a better facsimile of a real comment now, and you can test your links appropriately.

  14. 14
    Jason Thibeault

    What? Why aren’t you all doing my testing for me? It’s not like big important news just broke of yet another asshole prominently placed in the skeptics movement or anything!

  15. 15
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    Poke poke…
    emergency hyperlink system.
    poke

    looks pretty good in this case

  16. 16
    Menyambal

    txpiper:

    Random crap babbling ….

    Italicized text. Why do they call it that, anyhow? Huh?

    http://www.halfbakery.com/ Hyperlink with no HTML.

    Not getting anything at all from the _Preview_ button. Do I need to allow another script? All I allow here is _Freethoughtblogs_.

  17. 17
    Owlmirror

    Not getting anything at all from the _Preview_ button. Do I need to allow another script? All I allow here is _Freethoughtblogs_.

    googleapis.com At least, that’s what I allow.

  18. 18
    Menyambal

    googleapis.com allowed, and I get a preview!

    Weird little font, but it is there. Thanks, Owlmirror.

    —–

    some guy:

    sparkling eleoquence

    italic bold strike The Halfbakery http://www.halfbakery.com/

    ¿ ™ © ® é

  19. 19
    Crudely Wrott

    Allowing googleapis dot com worked for me yesterday through trial and error searching for WTF. I wasn’t getting any preview then after making the change in NoScript, there was preview.

    Not perfectly though. Got a rare “preview error” message earlier tonight over in the Lounge. So, I’ll try now with just this plain text. Yup. Preview popped right up with unusual swiftness.

    Go, Jason, go. Though I do not understand the arcane twists of your craft, I am trusting you. Thanks for your efforts. Never mind (dismiss with compassion) the protestations of the poopyhead. You know how overworked he is . . .

    [hee hee. Just added "poopyhead" to Firefox's spell check dictionary. It'll save me some clicks as time goes by. Suggest everyone do so as well.]

  20. 20
    David Marjanović

    Does anyone else get the mess I’m seeing in Sili’s comment?

    Oh yes. What he did was overload his text with stacked diacritics. It’s madness Sparta Denmark.

    And now for the test… Yes, that bug is fixed. :-)

    Suggest everyone do so as well.

    I don’t like squiggly red lines, so I simply switch the spellchecker off immediately every time I install a program that has one. I was shocked to find out how many people don’t do that.

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