Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:37:37 UTC
I upgraded to mediawiki 1.5.3 and a screen rendering bug showed up in Special:Version on IE
6. It works in Firefox.
PHP: 4.4.0 (apache)
With the setup above, the links for user data, skin, files, date format etc do not render
properly on the screen. In fact they nor the enter buttons show up at all. Here is a
screen grab. http://tinypic.com/imv4ef.jpg
However, the links to the various prefsections are still there in the correct place (as you
can see in the pic. Look at the status bar at the bottom when I had my mouse about at the
x). You can click on the link when you mouseover fine, it is just that you can't see the
text or buttons. All of the details for each section show up ok when you save changes (if
you can find where the button is to click).
I changed the background color of the legend to black to see if I could see anything and it
almost seemed like it was rendering the text part under the details with the link still in
the normal position. It is very interesting. The links are there like I mentioned but you
can't highlight and select them in any way either, only click. Very strange behavior.
I did another test on another server with the following setup.
# MediaWiki: 1.5.3
# PHP: 4.4.2-dev (cgi)
# MySQL: 4.0.26-log
On the setup above it works fine in IE. I can copy the skins directory over from this
server to the other to no avail. I have also done a diff on the source on both sides and
they are identical. It seems like it could be specific to PHP: 4.4.0 (apache)? If I go to
the server that works, view source and do the same on the one that doesn't work. I can do a
diff on the output and it is virtually identical outside of a different wiki name and paths
However even on that server (that works) the screen renders strangely. Sometimes it shows
all of the details for a few seconds before hiding all but the selected one in the legend.
Other times, the user data details render at 100% across the content, and then it squeezes
over when the legend finally renders.
Please close the ticket. I got it. Sorry.