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Browser Issue Opera "back" button and Facebook malfunctions

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Rudy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    One of my admins pointed this out:

    The "false" appears where the Facebook code normally displays. Screenshot below.

    Further info:

    Confirmed in a later post: he has had the same Opera version for a couple of months, but this problem only started in the past couple of days. He has tried other XF forums, including this one, and has the same problem.

    My guess is that something minor changed in the Facebook API, as XF and Opera are the constants.

    I also know that when I had some advertising code on one of my old sites, the banners loaded in a way that I'd have to hit the back button a few times to actually hop back one page; I think what was happening there was that the browser was hopping back to the different portions of the same page that loaded at different times, rather than going back one actual page. And in the history (under the "back" button), you would see the actual previous page a couple of spots behind the current page, rather than being the next one. Hope that made sense...

    Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

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  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's caused by Facebook and we really have no control with what they do. I was actually able to reproduce it here too: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/

    Though the fact that it's Opera specific also notes that it may be an issue with something Opera is doing with respect to history.
  3. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    My guess: Opera is treating the individual elements loading (Google +1, Facebook widget, etc.) as individual pages rather than elements of the same page. That would explain why you have to hop back at least two or three times to get to the previous page. I had that issue with, I think, Firefox many years ago on one of my sites--it was due to how I was loading banner ads.

    The only thing that has probably changed is Facebook. The version of Opera was a constant before and after this started happening. No telling what FB is doing; trying to nail down their API is like hitting a moving target.
  4. CraigK

    CraigK Member

    Thanks, Rudy.
  5. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member


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