Create Link Button Brings Up Blank White Window

This is a weird one that only shows up on some pages.

It's with WPMU 2.6.5

Write a new post and highlight a word, click on the link editor button and the little link window comes up but is just white and empty.

This member has other sites that are working fine.

This site was domained mapped but I removed them so it is sub-domain type site.

When the site was created, it did have mixed cased naming ie "Nautical-Stuff.maindomain.com" but having read stuff on how this can sometimes cause problems, I logged in as admin and changed all of the references to
"nautical-stuff.maindomain.com" but that made no difference.

If I remove domain mapping, logout, clear cache, login again, and I can post links again.

If I add a domain map WITHOUT logging out, the domain map shows and the link works again.

If i logout, clear the cache, login again, the links stop working :slight_frown:

I test in both FF and IE7.

Firefox gives no error, but IE7 gives the following error:
Line: 48
Char: 3
Error: 'this.params' is null or not an object
Code:0
URL: http://floridagatorXXXXXXXX.info/wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/link.htm?mce_rdomain=mymasterXXXXXXdomain.com&ver=311

Anybody else handle (and hopefully solve) this problem?

..Mike

  • mikee17
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    James - Yes, using Donncha's plugin.

    drmike - Some people also get what I call the "White Screen of Death" when they try to insert a picture into a post. That's another oddity that you will find on the boards that there are a lot of theories but no solid solution.

    A lot of "I did several things and now it works". :slight_frown:

    My gut feeling is that it's got something to do with cross domain rights.

    Open to ideas.....

    ...Mikee17

  • drmike
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    drmike - Some people also get what I call the "White Screen of Death" when they try to insert a picture into a post. That's another oddity that you will find on the boards that there are a lot of theories but no solid solution.

    Um, that's the broken issue with Adobe Flash v10 and what the Adobe programmers did with screwing around with SWFObject. Very well known issue in the Adobe community that's being currently ignored by the Adobe programmers. It's occurring because the Adobe programmers think that having an enduser be able to select a file themselves for uploading is a security issue and shouldn't be allowed.

    Workaround is to downgrade to version 9 of Adobe Flash. There's some other workarounds as well but they all involve rewriting how certain programs work which breaks uploading for previous version of Adobe Flash.

    Do note that you have to actually remove Adobe Flash v10 and install v9 as a new program for it to take affect. Rebooting between the two is probably a good idea.

    Automattic is aware of it: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/flash-update-breaks-flash-uploader-mac-firefox

    The SWFUpload folks placing the blame: http://swfupload.org/forum/generaldiscussion/551

    I've got more links if you want them.

    One of the pluses with supporting 67 different enduser platforms. :slight_smile:

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