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RE: [grouper-users] Grouper UI 1.4.1 and Mac Safari 4 beta

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  • From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>, Scott Koranda <>, Grouper Users Mailing List <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] Grouper UI 1.4.1 and Mac Safari 4 beta
  • Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:53:41 +0000

As Chris says we have very little JavaScript.

The UI can sometimes behave strangely if you use the back button too many times - session state gets out of synch with the web page. It would be good to rule that possibility out.

Looking at the screen shots and the log file you sent Chris there appear to be two issues:

1) not all parameters are being posted from forms - or used properly. They are standard forms so I don't see why they wouldn't work...

2) a couple of errors show a problem loading a group or stem with id '47a39f3f-dcf3-4161-8d46-9b6e45ed547c' - which suggests that the group/stem has been deleted or the user no longer has privileges to use the group. Does a group or stem with that id exist?

To investigate 1) you can try changing the forms in webapp/WEB-INF/jsp/subheader.jsp and simpleSubjectSearch.jsp to use 'get' rather than 'post'. That would tell us whether it was a post specific problem and would show the parameters in the query string of the location bar/access log (if you are accessing Tomcat via a web server).

You can also activate debug mode ( Each page should then give you the option to:
Show request attributes - Show request headers - Show session attributes - Show application attributes

The act as self / act as admin form uses a redirect so you won't see anything there, but you should for most other forms.

The Act as form should pass a parameter 'wheelGroupAction'.

For the future I'll add some additional debug logging so that request parameters are output to the log file.

NB you can configure the UI to use its own log file. This may give some additional information - it logs the current session and user.


--On 25 February 2009 14:12 -0500 Chris Hyzer

Mac, Safari, Beta... all the things I love... :)

I downloaded safari 4 (and it took the place of safari 3... grrrr), and
the grouper UI looks ok to me. I tried hide/shows, tooltips, the help
hide/shows, infodots. Cant think of what other javascripts there are
(though I should know since I coded most of them)... if you get more
specifics let me know


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Koranda
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:31 PM
To: Grouper Users Mailing List
Subject: [grouper-users] Grouper UI 1.4.1 and Mac Safari 4 beta


I am not a Mac user myself but I am getting reports from users
that the recently released Safari 4 beta does not work well
with Grouper UI 1.4.1.

The new JavaScript renderer in the browser, reported to be
quite fast, is not working properly with the UI code.

It is, however, a beta release.

Just a heads up...


GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing

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