[pmwiki-users] Editing pages does not work after firefox update - PmWiki 2.1.26 on localhost

scribe.finlandais at free.fr scribe.finlandais at free.fr
Mon Oct 3 08:02:33 CDT 2011

Thanks for your reply Eric.

>It's quite easy to upgrade PmWiki, and also to backup your existing installation prior deploying >the latest PmWiki version (probably you'll need to upgrade to php 5, but php4 may still work). 

Yes I can always try that too. I would just like to understand what happened, why does upgrading firefox messed up the editing abilities of my local wiki.

>2.1.26 is 5 years old, so if your server serves worldwide, it would be safer to use the latest >version, as there were some security fixes. 

I use the Wiki with a local server (standalone installation), no connection whatsoever to the internet. Therefore I was not at all concerned about upgrading or security issues.

>You can also try to use an alternative browser for editing pages (opera, chrome...). 

It does work on Chrome. Does it not suggest that the problem is actually in Firefox and not in my version of PmWiki ?

2011/10/3 < scribe.finlandais at free.fr > 


I have checked the troubleshooting, FAQ and mailing list archive, but not found a similar problem. 

My old working version of PmWiki 2.1.26 runs on localhost (PHP/4.4.0). After upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x to 6.0.2, editing Wiki pages does not work anymore. I can enter the edit box, type in something, but when submitting I get this error message : 

“Unable to connect - Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost.” 

“The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.” 
“If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.” 
“If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.” 

After that, even displaying the Wiki pages does not work anymore. Closing then restarting the local server puts the wiki back on tracks, but editing still does not work. Please take note that I did not upgrade or change anything on PmWiki before the problem appeared, and I suspect it is linked with my recent upgrade of Firefox. 

Does anybody know what is going on ? Would upgrading of PmWiki help ? 

Best regards 


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