Facebook share script bug.

I think the Facebook share script which I "placed" on top of the permalink pages is deactivating all the hyperlinks in those pages past its own occurrence. 

Here is the scipt ...
<a name="fb_share"></a> <script src="https://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script>


This same script had been placed on all of the individual product pages of speaktomecatalog.com (for example this one) where it was behaving the same way. I removed the script from those pages and the hyperlinks were resorted.

I observed the behavior in Firefox and Chrome on three platforms: Apple,  PC, and iPad.  However it does not always present itself there,  when the share button does not show, the hyperlinks still work.  

Can you go to a permalink page (for example this one) and move your cursor over any link past the Facebook share one and report if it changes to the traditional hyperlink cursor?

Tags

  1. dev
  2. bug
  3. facebook

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-01-13 03:48:33 16383
seth 2013-01-13 03:47:01 16383
I think if you wait long enough on the page ... perhaps moving your cursor around ... finally the hyperlinks come to life.
... and when that happens the facebook share button disappears.
Initially, the tags were slow to come alive, but all the other ones worked.

Seth says
seth 2013-01-13 03:47:01 16383
I think if you wait long enough on the page ... perhaps moving your cursor around ... finally the hyperlinks come to life.
... and when that happens the facebook share button disappears.

Mark de LA says
MR 2013-01-13 07:40:00 16383
seth 2013-01-13 03:48:33 16383
seth 2013-01-13 03:47:01 16383
I think if you wait long enough on the page ... perhaps moving your cursor around ... finally the hyperlinks come to life.
... and when that happens the facebook share button disappears.
Initially, the tags were slow to come alive, but all the other ones worked.
I did it again & the same result in FF & the facebook icon finally disappeared.


Seth says
MR 2013-01-13 09:26:10 16383
Why not eliminate the facebook share script entirely.  It never did work as clearly as just cut/paste did for the permalink to FB.


I intend to eliminate it.  It's just a matter of a round and wanting to see if i could discover more information about the cause of the bug.  I've only discovered it on my own pages and not other places on the web.  Most likely i have an old version of the share buttons deployed and Facebook has moved on to better share scripts.   I already did remove it from the speaktomecatalog pages.

Seth says
One characteristic of this bug  is that sometimes it works and sometimes it does not ... sometimes the page does not show hyperlinks after the Facebook button and then time goes by and the same page impression suddenly starts to work. This leads me to think that something changes on the Facebook servers ... the access to that script changes or the timing of what characters the script sends back to the page changes.

It is one of those weirdness which, because it is unreliably reproduced,  does not get the attention necessary for it to be solved. 

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