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cat e logue homepage bugged

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It looks like the Cat E Logue homepage is down/ bugged.

If I enter throguh the front paga, I get a message, 'covnersion failed [ok]' (including the typo) which will not go away. I needed control alt delete to get out of it

Getting back, though the kitchendoor - I used a link, which worked, the homepage gave the precise same result.

I use IE explorer, 9.0.8112 and so on
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Working normal for me on Firefox

I think the tech department dudes b-) were working on stuff today.

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I can't get any error (using MSIE 10). Can you post a screenshot please? That specific page hasn't been changed in ages, but some of the things it uses may have been altered recently however nothing springs to mind.

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1. It works for me (in Firefox and Google Chrome - don't have IE on my Linux machine)
2. The text with the typo doesn't exist in our code - not sure where it comes from.

Does it still happen to you?

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Everything described in the OP to the letter has been happening to me for two days straight. My PC had installed some update probably shortly before this started happening. I run IE version 9.0.8112.16421 update versions 9.0.12
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Thanks, Victor

That's precisely what I get. Could be due to our - similar - browser. However, IE explorer is still one of the most used
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Hi,
I can get the same issue on IE9 but ok on Safari
I get the issue by hovering on the Cat-eLog menu item, then selecting the Bagridae family:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/fa ... amily_id=8

Clicking OK on the error message 52 times makes it go away, and then at that point the page appears to function as normal.

Another way to get it is to go the the Cat-eLog main page.
Then select "All Catfish Families" ordered by popularity

depending on which family you select next will determine the number of times that you need to push the ok button on the error message to get it to go away.

for the Scoloplacidae family you need to push the ok button 7 times, for loricariidae, you need to push the ok button over 100 times. Obviously some loop is running.

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Ah, ok, it's not the cat-eLog homepage but a family page. Think it's a mapping issue, will investigate.

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I know which line in the code prints the message (I didn't realize it had a upper case C in "Covnesion", so searched for lowercase one). Typo is fixed, but I still need to understand what is wrong with the data transmitted, as it works on both Firefox and Chrome on my machine). But I can look at the raw data to see if there's something funky with it.

Edit: Jools - R918 contains a small change to the relevant code - fixes the typo and shows the data that couldn't be converted, so may help debugging!

Edit2: Seeing if I can set up a Windows VM on my experiment machine to try IE...

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BP or Viktor,

Mats' change is now uploaded. Can you post another screenshot please? It should have more info in it to assist debugging.

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New error message reads:
Conversion failed...undefined

So three dots and then the word undefined.

Note this happens before the "facebook like" page counter appears, in the top left corner, but I guess you already know that :d
There is no other text or anything that I can see, and I am unable to scroll the page, to check if there is any info at the bottom.
I am now on IE8
Also note that there is now one extra "ok" click required. (but that could be meaningless)
Is it worth pointing out that the google map at the bottom of the page is always just a blue colour and there is no land mass on it???

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Ok, that helps a little bit - but not as much as I hoped - I really need to get this reproducing on my machine.

Will try to get it going...

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No change on my end. Doesn't matter which family I go to:
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Viktor, you may want to press CTRL-F5, it seems like it's caching the old JavaScript that has the typo in it.

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Hi Mats! Unless I did not understand exactly what you had advised me to do:
-- when I did Ctrl+F5 on this page, it just reloaded the page;
-- when I did it on the Cat-eLog page with the error message, nothing happened.
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apart from the typo, the same happened.

It's not family related, I encountered the problem the first time on Loricaridae (looking for Hisonotus)while Victor was on Bagridae
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Right, so the ONLY thing I've changed so far is to fix the typo in "Conversion" and adding the thing we're trying to convert to be printed after the word failed. I was hoping that would tell me what it was that was going wrong, but from Geoff's output, it looks like it's trying to use something "undefined" - I expected to see something that looked a bit like a number (it is trying to convert a string as part of a coordinate system, e.g. "3.51231"or "-56.1219" - since that's the only 'things' that are converted in this place - the printout happens when that conversion fails for some reason).

I am still struggling to get Windows running in a VM, but I haven't spent a HUGE amount of time on this.

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Mats,

Noted. This might assist? If not then I'd suggest I have a crack at debugging it Mats as I have the environment? What do you think? It's affecting ~35% of users of the site, so probably priority.

As a side note for everyone else experiencing the error, all other browsers don't show the error. You may wish to consider swapping, at least temporarily.

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I ran the code through jslint, which complained about a bunch of things which aren't a problem (like using ++ instead of += 1 - makes no sense). I don't think this is a "lint" problem (although I wouldn't be surprised if it's something to do with compatibility and different browsers having different JS implementations). I'm slightly concerned however that it's a problem in actually receiving the data (that is, the data is either mangled or incomplete), which would be a harder problem to fix.

Feel free to debug. I'm at work at present, so although I have a Windows VM here that can reproduce the problem, I'm not able to do much about it.

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Did some googling while waiting for something. I think I know what the problem is... It's kind of convoluted, but I can fix it quite quickly - I think.

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