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Item6862: Anchors not working in FF4 unless Javascript disabled or dummied

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Anchors to another page (such as links to level 2 or 3 headings) don't work in Firefox 4. Using TWiki v4.3.1

Possibly related to this bug:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=645075 -- but the same anchors/pages do work in Foswiki, so I think the bug has something to do with TWiki...

Also, I've found that the anchors do work if either Javascript is disabled in the browser, or the page has some Javascript on it. So here's a workaround: add some dummy Javascript to the page, for example:

<head><script type="text/javascript">document.write("")</script></head>

-- TWiki:Main.JonHertzig - 2012-03-19

Thanks Jon for reporting. Have you tried on TWiki-5.1? You can test in the TWiki:Sandbox web on twiki.org.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-03-19

Hi Peter -- just tried it in the sandbox (TWiki:Sandbox.TestAnchors & TWiki:Sandbox.TestAnchors2) -- and the bug seems to be fixed in v5.1.

Cheers, jh

-- TWiki:Main.JonHertzig - 2012-03-19

Thanks for reporting back. No action required.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-03-19

The site I've been working on just upgraded... and the bug persists! (On 5.1.1 also, so not sure what's different...)

-- TWiki:Main.JonHertzig - 2012-03-19

Test: Disable all non-standard plugins to see if there is a plugin interference.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-03-19

Summary Anchors not working in FF4 unless Javascript disabled or dummied
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JonHertzig
Codebase 4.3.1
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Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r6 - 2012-03-19 - PeterThoeny
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