Kunena 5.2 RC 1 Released (25 Oct 2020)

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Solved J! 2.5.7 + K 2.0.2 + shape5_vertex template -> cookie problems

8 years 3 days ago #11 by WhatNoWebsite

The error in question is only happening now and again and we have no idea how many users it is affecting as they will simply think the site is broken.

Once we switched off SEF the cookies dropped down to something like 4 (curiously the same as your site) and the errors stopped.

If you like, pay a visit to internetspain.net. It's using the identical template but no Kunena and I noticed that this also was generating a lot of cookies.

I've got my head in my hands on this one because it appears from looking at internetspain.net that Joomla 2.5 works fine as I have used it on other sites but with this template and/or Kunena it causes a load of cookies to be generated.

Something I am considering is injecting some PHP into the debug area to clear all cookies from the local machine on exit.

How would this affect Kunena though, would the user still see unread topics etc...?

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8 years 3 days ago - 8 years 3 days ago #12 by sozzled
Can you please tell us what tool(s) you are using to see these errors; in particular, I want to know how to see

Bad Request - Your browser sent a request that the server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit

How do I see the number of cookies created by this website? Is this a problem? This website uses cookies (most Joomla websites use cookies in one form or another) and that's where the [Kunena] forum/user preferences are stored. I'm not sure whether PHP can generate cookies - PHP, after all, is server-side scripting whereas cookies are client-side. Therefore the most likely way of introducing cookies on the client site has to come via the HTTP PUT (in other words, via HTML - possibly with the assistance of Javascript). PHP (that runs on the server) merely obtains information passed to it via the HTTP GET request but I can't understand how PHP writes cookies back on the client. My technical knowledge of PHP doesn't extend that far. :D

I really think we need to know how you're able to measure the number of cookies written and what conditions are required to generate the "Bad Request".

The error code is not specific to Kunena as my search of Google revealed >>> here <<<

From what I've read, the issues could be caused by corrupted cookies in your browser. One possible solution is to look at support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cook...lug=Deleting+cookies
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8 years 3 days ago #13 by WhatNoWebsite

To see how many cookies are generated there are a number of add-ons available for Firefox or you can inject PHP code into the footer of the template that displays them.

PHP can generate both client and server side cookies.

The BAD REQUEST is a real difficult one to replicate and the only way we have managed to do it is by turning on SEF & Mod Rewrite and hitting as many pages as possible on the forum, eventually it occurs. (not very scientific but works).

I think what we'll have to do is copy the website to another domain, turn it off in global config and test there.

I'll PM you with a login if you like...

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7 years 11 months ago #14 by oldfart
Some humble pie ....
we have found what is causing the problem. You were quite correct - the template. We found the fix here

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7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #15 by sozzled
I seem to recall writing

sozzled wrote: We have received many reports (not good ones) about Shape5 templates.

I think we can chalk this one up as another one of those.

This is why it's critical, when we're doing problem analysis, to eliminate all these extraneous factors and, in keeping with the principles of the When all else fails, try this approach, to use test on a clean Joomla site with nothing else added; especially not a third-party template.

I am pleased your problem has been resolved. :)
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7 years 11 months ago #16 by WhatNoWebsite
We are also.

Thanks for your patience...

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