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.