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I cannot edit a comment twice without reloading the page. Steps to reproduce:

  1. Post a comment
  2. Click "edit", make a change, save.
  3. Click "edit" again.

Expected result: The edit box appears to edit the comment

Actual result: Nothing happens at all.

I'm using Safari Version 5.1 (7534.48.3) on Mac OS X 10.7; I have not yet tested other browsers.

FHC Goodness

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Initial Test Comment. Edit #1. – The Unhandled Exception Oct 19 '11 at 21:42
Confirmed repro, Chrome Stable, Win7. – jcolebrand Oct 19 '11 at 21:47
This happens only on meta. I cannot reproduce it on Stack Overflow or the SE sites (checked on 2 sites). – Lorem Ipsum Oct 19 '11 at 21:53
We're looking at this. – Jarrod Dixon Oct 19 '11 at 23:38
Confirmed on StackOverflow, using Chrome 14.0.835.202 m – Robert Harvey Oct 20 '11 at 4:29
Confirmed on both SO and MSO, using Chrome 14 / Ubuntu. – NullUserException อ_อ Oct 20 '11 at 5:03
Confirmed, Firefox 7.0.1 – quantumSoup Oct 20 '11 at 5:08
I've been experiencing this problem since yesterday, I think. (Chrome 15.0.874.92 beta-m) – Mateen Ulhaq Oct 20 '11 at 5:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Totally my fault. When moving over the refactored comment JavaScript from my little sandbox into the main JS files, I missed an important line. This caused some operations (including "add a textarea for editing") to happen on old DOM elements that aren't in the document anymore.

So somewhere in the mind of your browser, the edit box was actually there. Not that that's helpful.

Fixed now, thanks.

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Makes sense to me. And it works now! Thanks! – The Unhandled Exception Oct 20 '11 at 12:24

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