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Add Item to Appear in "About the Conference"

Postby waynej » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:03 pm

We are just starting with a new install of OCS and we're having a problem with "Add Item to Appear in 'About the Conference'".
We created five new entries and they appear as links when we view the "about" page; however, clicking any of the new links results in a page with the header "Editorial Policies" but no content.
Viewing the source of the page reveals the h2 header followed by an opening div tag, an opening unordered list, and then nothing.
The page stops rendering at that point.
Any idea what is going wrong?
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Re: Add Item to Appear in "About the Conference"

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:36 am

HI Waynej,

Can you provide more information -- OCS version, PHP version, and whether you are seeing any other problems? Also, have you checked out your server error log for any possible errors being reported there?

Cheers,
James
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Re: Add Item to Appear in "About the Conference"

Postby waynej » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:56 am

Thanks, James.
Here's the story.
It involves a human and system confusion about the distinction between a "scheduled conference" and the parent "conference".
We were attempting to add this content at the parent "conference" level.
The PHP error we tracked down follows:

PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function getLocalizedSetting() on a non-object in /var/www/html/ocs/cache/t_compile/%%7E^7E1^7E1EBAAB%%editorialPolicies.tpl.php on line 13, referer: http://ocsdev.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php ... ndex/about

It was looking for a variable value for the "scheduled conference" but since we were at the parent level that value was missing.

We now seem to be bypassing the parent conference and the "about" content works perfectly at the "scheduled conference" level.

I hope this makes sense.
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Re: Add Item to Appear in "About the Conference"

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:54 am

Hi Wayne,

This is very strange -- I can replicate the behaviour you're seeing in 2.1.2 (which you appear to be using), but can't find a bug report/fix for it, even though the behaviour appears to be fixed in OCS 2.3 (that is, the extra about items are appearing without problem in both the Conference and Schdeduled Conference About pages).

Are you able to upgrade to 2.3, or otherwise work with the system as is? If not, I can ask a developer to look at this thread and possibly suggest a fix.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Add Item to Appear in "About the Conference"

Postby waynej » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks again, James.
I'll work on an upgrade to 2.3.

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