Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Flickr Tag] Plugin: FlickR Tag 2.4.6 blowing up Internet Explorer when activated

  • I installed FlickR-Tag 2.4.6 on my 2.7 WP – http://TriRunWith.Us

    Several users emailed that the site was down. I checked the site with Firefox 3.x and it was up. I assumed it was a DNS issue with their ISP. After several more complaints came in, I tried IE on my system and got the same error.

    The page loads and a dialog box opens up that says:
    Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet Site http://xxx/.
    Operation aborted

    Then IE hangs.

    I deactivated all plugins, and reenabled 1 by 1. FlickR Tag was the culprit.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flickr-tag/

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  • I had the exact same problem. Worked fine in all browsers except IE, which unfortunately is used by over half my readers. It’s very unfortunate since this is, in my opinion, the best Flickr plugin for WP.

    If anyone knows of a fix or workaround for this problem, please share.

    Switch off the lightbox (settings -> display a larger version in a lightbox)

    Not great, but works.

    From MS –
    “This problem occurs because a child container HTML element contains script that tries to modify the parent container element of the child container. The script tries to modify the parent container element by using either the innerHTML method or the appendChild method.”

    Basically it complains because IE loads top to bottom and if a script tries to change something before it is loaded fully IE cries.

    Should be solved in IE8.

    Might play with the plugin but I don’t have any skills. If I find somebody with skills I’ll let you know.

    Same problem for us.

    Too bad, because in Firefox, it does exactly what we need. But we can’t force every user to abandon crappy old IE versions, no matter how hard we try.

    The problem is actually caused by a bug in Scriptaculous, which has been fixed in a newer version. Head over to Script.aculo.us and download the latest version. Then, replace the relavent .js files included in Flickr Tag with the newer ones downloaded from Scriptaculous (which are: builder.js, effects.js, prototype.js and scriptaculous.js).

    This should make your Flickr Tag fully functional again, including Lightbox support.

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