CS Nuglet: Dealing with a Dysfunctional Pager Control

I was primping a Community Server site for a client First View when I noticed a pager control was not working in Firefox.  It was fine in IE.  AND, it worked on my development server but not on my public staging server.  The HTML links were properly formatted, but no one was home.  No clicky, no linky. 

 

Regardless of the obscure weirdness factor, this didn’t pass DBVT.COM Quality Control so it was time to dig.  It took a few minutes, but the solution was to remove the pager’s CSS class wrapping. 

Bad HTML

Good HTML

Using an obscure Being There quote of Eve captures the moment, speaking to Chance in the Limousine when approaching the entranceway of the Rand Estate,

“I know it’s very important to stay informed of all the latest HTML events, but I find there is so much to assimilate that it can become quite muddling at times…”

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.