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'Edit' doesn't work anymore (solved)

edited November 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I changed the title of this discussion. Since some days, editing a comment dosen't work any more. When clicking edit, it starts a new discussion. Am I the only one with this problem? I am running Vanilla 1.1.2.

According to my host, I had to remove 'Options +FollowSymLinks -Multiviews' from my .htaccess as it delivered a 500 Error. I tested it with another forum, and the problem could not be reconstructed.

My question is, where this edit problem may come from and if I am the only one having it.


  • TexTex
    edited March 2007
    Found a similar thread: (Weird Edit Problem # 19)
  • Try to upload Vanilla again.
    Do have use friendly Url?
  • Thanks Dinoboff.
    I uploaded everything again except the styles and languages. Still doesn't work.
    I use Friendly Urls, yes. Editing works unless I activate them.
  • It is working with friendly url off but not when it is on?

    Do you have access to you logs? access_log and rewrite log?
  • TexTex
    edited March 2007
    It is working with friendly url off but not when it is on?
    Right. I guess my host has upgraded his php or mysql version, if this might be the problem. There seems like there has been a problem with an old vanilla version as mentioned in the above linked discussion.

    I do have access to access_log, but I can't find a rewrite log.
  • I will have to check what info are the access_log that could help.
  • I just discover another problem. No matter which account id is given, it ends up at the own account. Guest get redirected to /discussions/.
    For example: /account/84/
    -> the browser Url field says /account/84/ but the location actually is /account/ (if logged in) or /discussions/ (for guests)
  • edited March 2007
    I just tried the .htaccess you sent me and I can't reproduce the error. I think you need the rewrite log to fix it. You will need the help of the host.
  • Never mind, I could :-D

    You have to ask your host to turn off Multiviews on the vanilla folders
  • I asked my host and we'll see what he can do. Thank you for all your time!
  • It worked out! Thanks again.
  • A thank you: I just had the same problem after transferring a site from a local install online - clicking on edit brings up a new discussion form and not the edit panel. Eventually I found this thread as well as Dinoboffs Friendly URL thread. Removing the # that commented out the following line at the top of the .htaccess solved it for me.

    Options +FollowSymLinks -Multiviews
  • Why was it comment out? You should only comment it out if you host doesn't allow you to use the 'Option' directive.
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