FCKEditor Year 2010 Bug for Firefox 3.6 with ColdFusion
If you are having problems using FCKeditor on Firefox 3.6, it's due to a, lets call it a Year 2010 bug. You will see a textarea instead of the editor. This probably only exists in the ColdFusion version, I haven't checked the other versions...
The useragent for Firefox 3.6 might look like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6
The problem is on line 47 of
fckutils.cfm located in the root of the fckeditor install:
stResult = reFind( "gecko/(200[3-9][0-1][0-9][0-3][0-9])", sAgent, 1, true );
Yes that right any gecko browser made after Jan 1, 2010 will fail to match their test.
You can change it to something like this:
stResult = reFind( "gecko/(20[0-9][0-9][0-1][0-9][0-3][0-9])", sAgent, 1, true );
That will give you another 90 years of FCKeditor use on Firefox.
Note this problem will not exist on all versions of FCKeditor, you can also pass
checkBrowser=false to the FCKeditor component and it will disable this check. I tried
cftextarea on CF9 and it appears to work without modification.
Note: If you don't have a
fckutils.cfm file look for a similar line in
fckeditor.cfc. Also in some versions of FCKeditor you might get an error stating that the variable width is not defined (due to a bug in showing the textarea).
PS: If you need a ColdFusion Spell Checker for FCKeditor or cftextarea check out Foundeo's Spell Checker Product.
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FCKEditor Year 2010 Bug for Firefox 3.6 with ColdFusion was first published on January 21, 2010.
@Francis - You're Welcome!
@Sebastiaan - I've changed the rule to allow hotmail addresses again, I was getting a ton of spam at one point from hotmail addresses, we'll see how it goes. You need to do more than just change the [3-9] to [0-9], you also need to the change the 0 before it.
Running CF8 locally and I changed that line in both of my instances, and restarted ColdFusion and I'm still getting the plain textarea within FF3.6.
Turns out I was editing the FCK instance within my JRun folders when I should have been editing a stand alone instance we manually installed. Got it working now.
Thanks for the start! I changed mine to use a regular expression of gecko/(20(0[3-9]|[1-9][0-9])[0-1][0-9][0-3][0-9]) .... because the comment above the regular expression in fckeditor.cfc says to check for Gecko ( >= 20030210+ ).
Yours will pass if the Gecko version date is 20010210 - this one won't
if( arrayLen( stResult.pos ) eq 2 )
if( arrayLen( stResult.pos ) gt 2 )
If anyone's using an older version of FckEditor (e.g. 2.4.3), apply Pete's fix to fckeditor.cfm and fckeditor.cfc.
I had a similar problem. It turned out that I was editing the right file, but in the wrong location. My system had two instances of FCKEditor and I was editing the one that was NOT being used. Perhaps you're having a similar problem?
We have a custom install of FCK Editor, rather than the one which comes with ColdFusion 8. I was working on the native version.