Comment Section On "The Guardian" Newspaper Disappears (Opera 12.17)

  • When opening a page with comments, such as::

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/catalan-law-independence-vote

    ...the comment section appears for a second or so, then totally disappear, any help appreciated. Opera 12.17, Windows 7

  • The comments section took a while to appear for me, but after that it seemed to be OK.
    :)

  • For me, they appear for a little while, then totally disappear

    ???

    However, IE displays them perfectly

  • Hey! did you try switch-unswitch the "Fit to width" option?
    It happens that some pages' content escapes from the proper rendering that way or the other. IDK why exactly.

    My 11 shows the comments either way.

  • Works fine here for me, comments show straight away.

    Opera 12.14 (32bit) on Ubuntu 14.10 (64bit) with MATE desktop.

  • Another problem reared it ugly head today, when I log in to PayPal, the page shows itself for a short period of time, then disappears (much like the comments problem on the Guardian)...when I disable Javascript it worked...what's with that?/

    Any help appreciated.

  • Ah, this sounds like a problem I had, which annoyed me for ages until I found what it was!
    Press F12 and when the quick settings appear, make sure that "send referrer information" is checked.
    How it got unchecked on my browser is a bit of a mystery as I had no memory of doing it myself, but it fixed the blank screen PayPal problem for me!
    :)

  • Dave, "send referrer information" is checked, same problem

  • Oh well, it was worth a try!
    Try "Masquerade as Internet Explorer" in the site preferences for PayPal, it doesn't work properly for me anyway if I don't have it set like that.
    :)

  • @davehawley

    Try "Masquerade as Internet Explorer" in the site preferences for PayPal, it doesn't work properly for me anyway if I don't have it set like that.

    The problem is that Opera 12 has outdated masquerading user-agent strings (for IE and Firefox). Only manually patched opera.dll can solve that problem.

  • Yes, it's a shame that the strings are not more exposed, in plain text in one of the ini files for instance, then they could be manually updated easily.
    I had to stop using the Firefox strings on some sites as I was starting to get "out of date browser" messages.
    :(

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