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TOPIC: Everything turned into /' '/ '/

Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60046

Howdy,

Funny problem here. Something in the past day seems to have caused all apostrophe's on my pages to turn into \\\\\\\'

I have no idea what caused it, I've recently installed the community builder extension, but that's about it.

You can view an example of this on:

www.testingground.lazarustechnologies.co...and-laser-addressing
Chris Greniewicki
Last Edit: 1 year 5 months ago by Laztech.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60087

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Hi
That is a strange problem. Is the problem just on this page - I could not find it on others.
Have you tried editing the fault. Firebug indicates that they are coming from images that cannot be found. Go to the modules with that text and toggle the editor to view the code.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60091

I've just tested again and it seems to only affect anywhere I attempt to currently add an apostrophe.

I just tried to add one to the last word "johnwicki mailing(')s" just before the word facebook on the page for Letter Services, in turn when I saved, all of the images on the page broke and turned into "\"\ and the word I was attempting to add an apostrophe to also added a \ in front of the apostrophe.

It does not however seem to affect pages I have not recently attempted to add an apostrophe to. But this explains the broken images on the page I originally linked because that was the first page I attempted to add an apostrophe to in the same location on the bottom of the page.

Hope this helps to point us in the right direction ^^

And yes, every time I attempted to edit out the \ and hit save, it just brings it back, at least in the word, if I remove the apostrophe altogether then it stops placing the \
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60095

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Try toggling the editor and replacing the apostrophe with '
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60097

I don't seem to be following. What your telling me to replace it with looks like an apostrophe.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60099

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Ah it has taken the code value!
& apos ;

Remove the 2 spaces between the 3 sets of characters
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60102

Seems it just removed the apostrophe but didn't put a new one in...if I did it right...there was a lot of chaos in the html in that section of the page, looked like this:

<p>Johnwicki Mailing also has several laser printing imaging options available to you - from laser printers that can print on aqueous coated stock to printers that can print fully personalized information on both sides of a 9 ½” x 12 ½” sheet.</p>
<p><a href="\"\\"\\\\"\\\\\\\\"http:/www.johnwicki.com/request-a-quote/\\\\\\\\"\\\\"\\"\"" title="\"\\"\\\\"\\\\\\\\"Request\\\\"\\"\"">Request a Quote</a></p>
<p>Stay informed about mailing tips, postal rate increases, and other news that could impact your direct mailings by subscribing to Johnwicki Mailings <a href="\"\\"\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"http:/www.facebook.com/pages/Johnwicki-Mailing\'s/183742705002892\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\"\\"\"" title="\"\\"\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Facebook\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\"\\"\"">Facebook</a>.</p>
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60103

Also please note, it's not just the images breaking, if you look at the original link, also words like "Don't" have \\\\\ replacing the apostrophe.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60108

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<p><a href="http:/www.johnwicki.com/request-a-quote/" title="Request">Request a Quote</a></p>
I have cleaned up this link
1. Try going to the editor - toggle so you see the code - copy and paste the above code over the top - save _cross your figures and see if that works.
2. Go to global configurations and select no editor then try the above.
You are right in that it has also messed up your table as well.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60111

I just copied it in, it cleaned up the code and saved it, but the request a quote button is not the problem. The \\\\ everywhere is the problem, I'm trying to figure out what caused this and if it's going to cause it again.

I'm also unsure of what you mean by that last part of 1. "over the top - save_cross your figures"
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60113

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It should have said "over the top. Save and cross your figures that all works!
Well we have established that you can clean up the code and the editor will save it. As it only appears on this page try the above. It might just be faster to delete the code and quickly rebuild the links using the editor.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60114

The problem is, however, when I try to add the apostrophe as stated, it forces a \ in front of it every time I save it.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60116

It is also on any page I try to do this to. Not just this one.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 5 months ago #60118

Alright, I put in brand new code all fresh and attempted to put the apostrophe in the same location again, immediately the same thing, all images broke and it force the \\\\ and a \ before the apostrophe.

However, from the html side, the code looks clean with the exception of anything on the page with an apostrophe having a forced \ in front of it.
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60175

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Hi Laztech,

Mark was on the correct track with troubleshooting.

However, I still saved your admin login credentials, so I played around on your backend and tried everything Mark suggested as well as tried a few of my own things.

In conclusion, I realized this is kind of a bug with Joomla 3 and your magic quotes on your server. (This is a problem on your server's end) and this was discovered recently.

Check out the thread here discussing about it:
groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!to...-dev-cms/PlIryebNe58

Also if you could, put your hosting server on the list that causes these \\\ issues. :-)
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60204

Alright well I've added it to the list. But for the immediate moment, should I look into a way to turn off Magic Quotes?
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60227

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Hi Chris,

What Joomla version are you using?

As to turning off Magin Quotes GPC, it depends on your host, but give the following steps a try:
www.ostraining.com/support-forum/joomla-...t/joomla-30a2/#54671

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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60230

Version 3.0.2
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60231

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OK, give the above suggestion a try for Magic Quotes GPC.

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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60241

Alright I've done this, tried a simple word "mailing's" and ZERO problems, works great, copied a new page back in and edited it and everything's working great.

You guys are still my heroes haha
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60242

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Laztech wrote:
Alright I've done this, tried a simple word "mailing's" and ZERO problems, works great, copied a new page back in and edited it and everything's working great.

You guys are still my heroes haha

Hi Laztech, I'm glad we were able to help you! :-)

Please note, I forgot to delete my testing article on your backend site. Don't forget to delete that. ;-)
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60243

Thanks, yeah I saw that ^^ Will do
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Everything turned into /' '/ '/ 1 year 4 months ago #60245

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Laztech wrote:
Thanks, yeah I saw that ^^ Will do

haha :-) No problem. :-)
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