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Home/Ultimate DNN Blog Module :: SunBlogNuke/Support Issues/Comments Not Working (JS errors) with DNN9 and SBN 8.4
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8/4/2017 7:18 AM

I had asked this in email but then saw you have a support forum, so I'm reposting here.  :-)

Comments are generating an error.  When you click "submit comment" and it looks like nothing happens to the end user and there's a JS error in the console.  If you refresh the page, you can see the comment, but there's no indication the comment submitted successfully to the user.  The error in the js console is...

js:268 Uncaught Error: Syntax error, unrecognized expression:

  •" alt="Test's avatar" class="avatar" width="32" height="32" /> Test said on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:54 PM:   
    Test comment
  • at Function.Sizzle.error (js:268) at tokenize (js:307) at select (js:342) at Function.Sizzle [as find] (js:239) at init.find (js:350) at init (js:8) at Object.jQuery (js:3) atjs:75 at Object. (js:83) at fire (js:56)

    I did some further troubleshooting and tracked down the line of code.  In this function...

    function addComment() {
                var dto = CommentWrapper.buildCommentDTO();
                CommentWrapper.Post("AddComment", dto, function(result) {
                    var annotations = JQ.$('#annotations');
                    if (CommentWrapper.settings.replyToId != -1) {
                        annotations = JQ.$('#replies_' + CommentWrapper.settings.replyToId);
                    JQ.$(result).appendTo(annotations).fadeTo(1000, 1);


    The line JQ.$(result).appendTo(annotations).fadeTo(1000, 1); is failing.  The appendTo method is failing.  The reason seems to be that jquery is not recognizing "result" as HTML.  The variable started with a newline, and I found a Stack Overflow talking about how newer jquery versions will parse that as text and not HTML.  I did a version check and the jquery version in the console is 1.9.1.

    The above shows the variable output in the console.

    If the whitespace were removed from the start of the string (newlines and spaces) it should work, I think.


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    8/4/2017 5:09 PM

    Hope it helps. You can fix it with modify the code like that:


    JQ.$(result).appendTo(annotations).fadeTo(1000, 1);


    JQ.$(JQ.$.trim(result)).appendTo(annotations).fadeTo(1000, 1);

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    8/4/2017 11:55 PM

    That did the trick. I had to flush the DNN cache though (I'm guessing that's normal). Is the only file I need to update the one in DesktopModules\SunBlog\js\debug? Will this be fixed in the next release?

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    8/5/2017 8:38 AM

    Yes, you just need to modify the only js file and it will be included in next release soon. Thanks.

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