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OJS root view and browser problem

Postby solty » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:20 am

Hi Developers,
I was upgrade our OJS from to (April 27, 2012). Possible, after the this upgrade sometimes we see interesting problem.
Our journal within the server roots. And cache and subfolders folder permission writeable.
Mostly, I and our readers complaints for empty main page as "we can not see main page, only seeing blank page".
we try many times F5 or CTRL+F5 for refreshing but problem is persist.

But If we use direcly journal page, not redirected root, everything is normal and also after the this view, we can go to main root page as page view is normal (possible from cache).

Our journal redirected in the "Home > User > Site Administration > Site Settings" to the journal.

And also I see errors in the w3 validation
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http% ... ator%2F1.3

Could you suggest any solution?

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Unable to Determine Parse Mode!

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No known Document Type could be detected
No XML declaration (e.g <?xml version="1.0"?>) could be found at the beginning of the document.
No XML namespace (e.g <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">) could be found at the root of the document.

As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode.

No Character encoding declared at document level

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Re: OJS root view and browser problem

Postby JasonNugent » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi solty,

If I understand your problem, visiting http://www.neuroquantology.com directly results in a blank page for you? I just tried and while it did take a long time to load, I was eventually redirected to your journal. This is in Firefox, on the latest version.


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Re: OJS root view and browser problem

Postby solty » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:10 am

Dear Jason,
Thank for your response. Problem solved only config.php file modification.
I was change from "web cache enable"=Off to ON. And then I can see with all browsers but as you can see, we need long time load.

I think that problem comes from cache folder or files.
Web cache on situation, If I was delete manually all cache contained files via FTP, and then I can see with all browsers without any problem.
But short times later, I was see again blank root page with some browsers like as Safari. This problem only not my PC, and also in the our readers' PC.
Problem solved only web cache ON.

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