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XF 1.4 Issues with El Capitan and Chrome

kingston

Well-known member
#1
Anyone here have issues going to 'some' Xenforo sites running El Capitan and Chrome? Yes I know El Capitan is beta, but trying to figure out what the problem is that is causing certain sites not to load. My site and xenforo.com, when it comes to the forum, will not load. It works just fine, though, in Sarafi. Just trying to troubleshoot and see what the issue is.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#2
Odds are you answered your own question. It is a BETA software, and Chrome is not coded to play nicely with it - as I seriously doubt that Google is coding it to work on a BETA version of any OS due to the possibility of changes in said OS. Not surprising that it works fine in Safari, since they are both being rolled out together. I wouldn't worry about it unless it is an issue with the release of El Capitan.

You'd probably have more luck anyway asking in the Google Chrome group.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/chrome
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
Just an update on this.

Although this is clearly a bug in El Capitan / Chrome (and I've reported it as such to both), we have actually worked around this in XenForo 1.5.

Fun fact: It's caused by the results attribute on search elements:
Code:
<input type="search" results="5" />
We have effectively removed all uses of this attribute throughout all templates.

When those changes roll out here later, the site should become usable in Chrome on OS X 10.11 again. Which will be much to @Jeremy and my relief :)

Couple of exceptions, however; this attribute is still in use in some Gallery and Resource Manager pages so you might expect to still see issues on these pages, though we will likely fix the issue there, too, eventually.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#4
I got my alert about the Public Beta... and decided doing one BETA was enough right now so haven't installed it. Last time I did the OSX beta's I had problems with transmit and a few other things (things that I really needed).

I could always go to my Windows 7 desktop and use it (or my Surface Pro) instead - but I hate punishing myself like that. :p
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#5
Just an update on this.

Although this is clearly a bug in El Capitan / Chrome (and I've reported it as such to both), we have actually worked around this in XenForo 1.5.

Fun fact: It's caused by the results attribute on search elements:
Code:
<input type="search" results="5" />
We have effectively removed all uses of this attribute throughout all templates.

When those changes roll out here later, the site should become usable in Chrome on OS X 10.11 again. Which will be much to @Jeremy and my relief :)

Couple of exceptions, however; this attribute is still in use in some Gallery and Resource Manager pages so you might expect to still see issues on these pages, though we will likely fix the issue there, too, eventually.
Please excuse me while I go get supplies to celebrate. Good development tools again! (Especially because Chrome seems to have taken over as my default browser again and won't let go. Lol)
 

kingston

Well-known member
#6
Just an update on this.

Although this is clearly a bug in El Capitan / Chrome (and I've reported it as such to both), we have actually worked around this in XenForo 1.5.

Fun fact: It's caused by the results attribute on search elements:
Code:
<input type="search" results="5" />
We have effectively removed all uses of this attribute throughout all templates.

When those changes roll out here later, the site should become usable in Chrome on OS X 10.11 again. Which will be much to @Jeremy and my relief :)

Couple of exceptions, however; this attribute is still in use in some Gallery and Resource Manager pages so you might expect to still see issues on these pages, though we will likely fix the issue there, too, eventually.
Thank you for finding this. Now to install Beta 1.5 or wait for Google to fix Chrome??
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
Your choice. The current beta release of 1.5 doesn't have these fixes in though so you would have to wait until Beta 2 at least. We don't officially advise running beta software on a live environment.
 

kingston

Well-known member
#8
Your choice. The current beta release of 1.5 doesn't have these fixes in though so you would have to wait until Beta 2 at least. We don't officially advise running beta software on a live environment.
So I am going to wait a bit.

Any idea 'why' that causes an issue?
 

daviden

Active member
#9
Just an update on this.

Although this is clearly a bug in El Capitan / Chrome (and I've reported it as such to both), we have actually worked around this in XenForo 1.5.

Fun fact: It's caused by the results attribute on search elements:
Code:
<input type="search" results="5" />
We have effectively removed all uses of this attribute throughout all templates.

When those changes roll out here later, the site should become usable in Chrome on OS X 10.11 again. Which will be much to @Jeremy and my relief :)

Couple of exceptions, however; this attribute is still in use in some Gallery and Resource Manager pages so you might expect to still see issues on these pages, though we will likely fix the issue there, too, eventually.
Any tips for a quick fix now? Having the same problem on my site. Members complaining about slow loadtimes and sometimes freezing.
Or, just sit still in the boat and hope that Google will release an update?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#10
It's fixed in XF 1.5.

We removed the results= attribute from all search elements.

No fix in the Canary build of Chrome yet or in El Capitan's latest beta.
 

daviden

Active member
#11
It's fixed in XF 1.5.

We removed the results= attribute from all search elements.

No fix in the Canary build of Chrome yet or in El Capitan's latest beta.
Ok. Canary build you say, I might having another problem then. Got some complaints from users using regular chrome. Problem was reported a couple of days ago. Slow site, freezing, text showing up seconds after typing it in the text boxes.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#12
My point was that the normal version of Chrome is about version 44. The dev channel must be on 46 so far. I think the Canary channel is up to version 47. None of these builds, yet, contain a fix for the problem. I would have expected the Canary build to have been fixed by now with the dev and normal builds being updated soon after but nothing yet.

If they are using regular Chrome, your site is running XF 1.4.x or below and are running OS X El Capitan Beta then I'm certain it's the same thing.
 

daviden

Active member
#13
My point was that the normal version of Chrome is about version 44. The dev channel must be on 46 so far. I think the Canary channel is up to version 47. None of these builds, yet, contain a fix for the problem. I would have expected the Canary build to have been fixed by now with the dev and normal builds being updated soon after but nothing yet.

If they are using regular Chrome, your site is running XF 1.4.x or below and are running OS X El Capitan Beta then I'm certain it's the same thing.
Also reports from members using chrome on mobile phones. Safari works great though.