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  • I installed the latest nightly (8/17) to fix the permalink problem that fixed the trackback problem. Now there’s a new problem.
    After clicking around on my site for a while, all of the formatting disappears like I have no style sheet. All of the “Edit This” links are gone. To fix it, I hit the “Login” link, and I’m sent here:
    http://www.chasingthewind.net/wordpress/wp-login.php?redirect_to=/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-login.php%3Fredirect_to=/wordpress/wp-trackback.php/wp-trackback.php/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-login.php
    That’s what’s in my address bar. I get the login prompt anyway and login. I can tell my cookie is still there; I’m using Alex’s Style Sheet Switcher and whatever style sheet I had before is returned.
    Some of my visitors tell me they’re losing the style sheet, too, but closing their browser and reopening it seems to fix it.
    What’s with that weird redirect / wp-images/smilies address?

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  • Mark (podz)

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    I just hopped over about 20 pages on your site and had no problems, even switching styles.
    Smilies address ?
    If the ‘Edit This’ links suddenly go, and they were there, it sounds like you are being logged out…….

    It’s still happening to me this morning from my office computer. Perhaps the behavior is different when you are logged in.
    I’ve turned on registration; can you login and surf around and see if the formatting disappears on you?

    Mark (podz)

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    Okay, will do now.

    Mark (podz)

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    Still looks fine on every page……tried each style, each category, individual posts, links to comments made, home link – the styling stays consistent with whatever I have selected.
    I’m not helping much here 🙂

    Thanks for trying. :/
    I hate it when stuff won’t break on command.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    Does this only happen when people are viewing on work computers where cookies may be limited ?

    It happens both from my work computer and home computer. Although there’s a firewall with both, I don’t believe cookies are limited at either location.
    One of the fixes I tried last night included deleting all cookies and clearing my cache, but the problem was almost immediate. I loaded my home page fine, hit refresh, and the style disappeared and I was logged out. Clicking the login button gave me that extended redirect link I listed in the original post.

    A co-worker told me the formatting was gone this morning on my site. When she tried to post a comment, she was redirected to a login screen (it’s the WordPress login screen but it’s unformatted). She’s a visitor that shouldn’t have to login to comment.
    Here’s the link she was directed to:
    http://www.chasingthewind.net/wordpress/wp-login.php?redirect_to=/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-login.php%3Fredirect_to=/wordpress/wp-trackback.php/wp-trackback.php/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-comments-post.php
    It’s similar to the one I was directed to, but not the same. And while I couldn’t reproduce this bug yesterday with Podz, today it seems it’s happening to more than one person. I’m still running the 8/17 nightly; I didn’t make any modifications to WordPress last night.
    Podz, can you take a look at it again this morning?

    Mark (podz)

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    I appear, and the bugs go hide in the corners……. all seems fine here yet again!

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    Nooo……Firefox.9.3
    I’ll try with IE though.

    Mark (podz)

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    Err… still all good…for me anyway.
    Sorry !

    Thanks for trying. It randomly exhibits that problem and I can’t get it to stay broke. I would think that long redirect address above with all the wp-smilies might offer a clue. Perhaps once more people are using the 1.3 nightly, somebody else might exhibit a similar problem.

    After behaving itself for nearly 2 weeks, the style sheets and that weird redirect problem returned today, for me and at least 1 other user.
    I’m not really looking for a solution, just flagging a potential problem and hope others might have something similar.

    Ok, it is borked. (borked is kinda like broke, but different).
    Something in the call to the style switcher is causing the URL for the CSS to become corrupted.
    It looks like this:
    http://www.chasingthewind.net/wordpress/wp-login.php?
    redirect_to=/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-login.php%3Fredirect_to
    =/wordpress/wp-trackback.php/wp-trackback.php/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/
    wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/
    wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-style/Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-admin/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/
    Blue+Swirly/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Blue%20Swirly/
    wp-style/Blue%20Swirly/wp-style/Blue%20Swirly/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Metal%20Dreams/
    wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/smilies/
    wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-images/smilies/wp-images/
    smilies/wp-images/smilies/wp-admin/wp-style/Blue%20Swirly/
    wp-images/smilies/wp-style/Wordpress/style.css
    Which doesn’t look quire right.
    I don’t know if it’s aproblem with 1.3 or if it’s a problem with the switcher, or it something else is going on here.
    1) Where is the file for your style switcher located?
    2) Did you change any of the code in there?
    3) Where are your styles located?
    TG

    FYI: I inspected my cookies after changing a style (which didn’t appear to work) and the domain listed for the cookie was “.www.chasingthewind.net” (note the period BEFORE the www).
    Not sure, but could THAT be the problem?
    TG

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