Technology Musings

March 10, 2010

Platforms / Facebook FBJS problems on FireFox


I've been banging my head against a wall for the past day trying to figure out various FBJS problems in facebook.  Turns out the problem was..... FireBug!  By simply turning Firebug off, (most of) my problems went away.  I have no idea what the issue is, but it took me forever to realize it because I always have FireBug on, and don't even realize it is there.  It's never been a problem before.  But, I noticed that one of my coworkers was using my app, with Firefox, with no problem, and I quickly realized that the problem was with FireBug.

There's still another issue with fb:js-string on profile widgets that's killing me, but hopefully that will be resolved soon.  I _think_ they changed how they were evaluating profile javascript, to make it more secure - but in doing so made all references to the variable created by fb:js-string out-of-scope.  Developing javascripty apps for facebook is truly painful.