I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question, but here it goes.

I'm using a Ruby based CMS (which shall remain nameless) which has been throwing an application error when I try to update a piece of my site. Tech support seems to think that my front end: jQuery, CSS, HTML may be the cause. Is this even possible?

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    Sounds like lazy tech support Apr 9, 2013 at 22:00
  • @bybe Thats what I was thinking
    – apaul
    Apr 9, 2013 at 23:21

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If the jquery / custom js is implemented within a component that is shared by both the editing and view modal states then yes, it could potentially interfere with other components.

It would be best to isolate function to form - insofar as to streamline components only necessary for "published" display vs "edit mode"

Without knowing more specifics and an example, this is the best answer I can provide. Good luck!

  • Thanks, for the response. I tested by removing my js and still had the same application error. I just didn't think front end code would be able to affect the basic function of a CMS.
    – apaul
    Apr 9, 2013 at 21:51
  • Well most CMS use a wysiwyg widget and invariably there is JS that comes with that. Jquery may or may not have been interfering - it sounds like you were able to isolate the issue insofar as to determine it was not JS that was responsible for the error.... Apr 9, 2013 at 22:42
  • I think its time for a new CMS, have to convince the boss...
    – apaul
    Apr 9, 2013 at 23:06

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