[Plugin: WP-reCAPTCHA and Slimbox] conflict in IE 6 (4 posts)

  1. monodistortion
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm getting an error with WP-reCAPTCHA and Slimbox with Internet Explorer 6. IE 7 seems to be ok. I'm using reCAPTCHA v2.9.1 for comments and Slimbox v1.2. Each plugin works fine by itself but they don't work together. All other plugins are disabled now. The first time the page loads everything is ok. If you reload the page a dialog box pops up saying

    Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://orrmarshall.com/wp/2008/07/08/wordpress-testing/.

    Operation aborted

    After a quick Google search I see that this is a common problem with IE 6 but I don't know why or how these two plugins would cause this problem. My best guess is it's this bug:
    And it may be related to this Mootools problem:

  2. BlaenkDenum
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for investigating, unfortunately, I couldn't figure out what the problem was. WP-reCAPTCHA doesn't utilize mootools, so it might be on Slimbox' end. The only calls to appendChild are on lines 407 and 423, and there's no innerHTML usage at all within the plugin code. If I ever figure anything out I'll let you know. I still appreciate your time put into investigating and letting me know, thanks.

    I use the Lightbox plugin and everything works perfectly fine, by the way.

  3. monodistortion
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like Slimbox since the javascript files are much smaller but I may try switching back to Lightbox 2.

    I ended up hacking the slimbox.php file to get it to work with reCAPTCHA. I split the function slimbox_styles() into two pieces and left the CSS in the head and used another add_action to put the javascript at the bottom of the body. The only disadvantage is if you click on an image before the page loads completely you get the raw image instead of the slimbox...

    You can usually count on IE to screw things up for you and give you days of extra work!

  4. BlaenkDenum
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Haha, well, glad you figured out a work around, sort of. Sorry I couldn't help you any further!

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