I've noticed, the first time I click on the 'add comment', it gets ignored - the second time I click, the 'add comment' link disappears - and there is no 'comment-form' rendered. Funnily, if I select that area of the page and inspect 'View Selection Source' after the problem happens, I see:
<tfoot> <tr> <td></td> <td class="comment-form"><form id="add-comment-4532853"><table><tbody><tr><td><textarea name="comment" cols="68" rows="3"></textarea></td><td><input value="Add Comment" type="submit"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><span class="text-counter"></span><span class="form-error"></span></td></tr></tbody></table></form></td> </tr> </tfoot>
... which, I guess, means that as far as the JS engine goes, request for comment box got through, and the response HTML to that did get generated - it just doesn't display.
Firefox 3.6.13 with latest
Ubuntu 10.04; in this case I allowed all of the webservers for that particular page in
NoScript, and that didn't seem to make a difference. I use this on a netbook though - so maybe there's some sort of a conflict of the layout with the screen display geometry??
Anyways - does anyone have any idea why this happens(ed)?
EDIT: Here is a bit of a 'hack' log:
on load of page, Firebug reports errors:
By clicking through the HTML tree in Firebug, the approximate area of this post has the Xpath:
in which I manually added some of the names (by using
$x("xpath") syntax in Firebug console):
Here is the XPath and the behaviour of the 'add comment' button - and the corresponding comment form - upon click:
add-comment link: //*[@id="comments-link-4532853"] first OK in HTML in Firebug - after click; greyed out actual box?: //*[@id="comments-4532853"] first greyed out in HTML in Firebug - after click; still greyed out
Then in firebug HTML tree, I selected
<div class="comments" id="comments-4532853 dno">
... and changed manually the id to id="comments-4532853". Then the box appears - however, the element in the Firebug HTML tree is still greyed out..
Finally, added text, and clicked on Add Comment - and my comment instead appeared in the URL, as in
http:...-readlink?comment=Hi+%... - and of course, the link didn't get posted..