Issue with edx.org

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Issue with edx.org

Post by inops » 2019-11-03, 01:01

Hi all,

I've noticed a problem with the edX website in Pale Moon. I'm using 28.7.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit.

Some of the pages don't render properly, e.g. the computer science course page (see the attached PNG). I've replicated this on a fresh profile. I can't replicate the issue on Firefox 70.

Additionally (while preparing this post), I noticed I can't take a full-page screenshot of the page using the Developer toolbar (screenshot /tmp/screenshot.png --fullpage), the following is printed into the browser console (excuse the poor formatting):

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 Exception {  }  
cli.js:2056
Object { isTypedData: true, data: Object, type: "error" }  
cli.js:2056
Object { columnNumber: 0, lineNumber: 314, message: "", stack: "createScreenshotData@resource://gre…" }  
cli.js:2056
Thanks.
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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by Moonchild » 2019-11-03, 11:42

They place unrestricted SVG images in flex items. Flex items will scale to content; the design just needs to set specific sizes for their fontawesome elements.
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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by SLotman » 2020-04-27, 20:18

I came here to post about this exact same issue. Their site is STILL rendering like that :/

I suppose changing the user agent string will have no effect? :(

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by SLotman » 2020-04-27, 20:49

Just made a small GreaseMonkey script that helps a bit:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name        edx svg fixer
// @namespace   *
// @include     http://*edx.org/*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// @run-at document-end
// ==/UserScript==

console.info('running SVG fixer...');

var all = document.body.getElementsByTagName("svg");
for (var i=0; i<all.length; i++) {
	all[i].style.width = "15px";
}

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-04-27, 21:16

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/computer-science wrote:Learn front-end web development: HTML, CSS and JavaScript
MAYBE their webmaster/designer needs to take that course.
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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by Moonchild » 2020-04-27, 21:31

Or learn how to use font-based graphics, which is probably the second part of that course ;)
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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by coffeebreak » 2020-04-28, 06:19

SLotman wrote:
2020-04-27, 20:18
Their site is STILL rendering like that :/
Thanks for the user script.
One thing I noticed: it needs an @include for the https version of the site in order to work.

Have you tried contacting edX?
If they are notified of the problem by their students/prospective students, maybe they'll fix it.

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by SLotman » 2020-04-28, 21:46

coffeebreak wrote:
2020-04-28, 06:19
Have you tried contacting edX?
If they are notified of the problem by their students/prospective students, maybe they'll fix it.
This was first reported here on Nov/2019. I don't think they care...

And yeah, I altered the script here to also include https ;)

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by coffeebreak » 2020-04-28, 22:56

SLotman wrote:
2020-04-28, 21:46
This was first reported here on Nov/2019. I don't think they care...
Yeah, I know the feeling.

But on the other hand, how will they know about this issue if it's not reported to them directly?
EdX isn't aware of Pale Moon forum reports.

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by inops » 2020-05-11, 16:49

coffeebreak wrote:
2020-04-28, 22:56
Yeah, I know the feeling.

But on the other hand, how will they know about this issue if it's not reported to them directly?
EdX isn't aware of Pale Moon forum reports.
I did contact them about it back in November, but they never replied. I don't know if anyone else wants to try...

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Re: Issue with edx.org

Post by adesh » 2020-05-11, 17:03

As mentioned above, website is poorly coded. There is nothing (good) that browser can do for it to display properly.

Do not visit that site. Vote with your wallet.

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