Bookmarklet "Sorry, but there was an error trying to share this story."

Having this error when I try to share stories with the Firefox bookmarklet today. Using Firefox 3.6.24 (yeah… sigh, but I have shared stories with it from the browser before).

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Hmm, still getting it? What was the original URL? I’d love to get this working.

All kinds of URLs. today:

http://inrng.tumblr.com/post/32112414…
http://www.witsup.com/according-to-na…
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/m…

So I was able to share all three of those links. Does it depend on whether you select text on the original page? What about the share message?

Here’s my test shares: http://www.newsblur.com/social/32359/…

Still the same. Actually whether I highlight some text on the page or not makes no difference - the whole page comes up in the Newsblur dialog. I tried deleting some of the text in the Newsblur dialog, no difference. Also no difference if I add a comment or not.

I have Firebug installed… is there some way I could debug it to at least get a more specific idea of the error?

Yeah, take a look at the request being sent. On my side I see that it’s being sent with nothing in the POST and nothing in the GET params. It’s sending a blank request, so I need to figure out why it’s doing that.

I don’t precisely which is the right thing, so I’m just going to copy-paste a few things here.

GET http://www.newsblur.com/api/add_site_…

Params
time 1348546893401
url http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/m…

Response Headers
Server: nginx/1.2.0
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:22:01 GMT
Content-Type: application/javascript
Content-Length: 96439
Vary: Cookie, Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding: gzip
X-Sideshow-Bob: No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it.
Connection: Keep-Alive

Request Headers
Host: www.newsblur.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.24) Gecko/20111108 Fedora/3.6.24-1.fc14 Firefox/3.6.24
Accept: */*
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 115
Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/m…
Cookie:

Response
[giant JS blob]

Cache
Last Modified Tue Sep 25 2012 14:21:34 GMT+1000 (EST)
Last Fetched Tue Sep 25 2012 14:21:35 GMT+1000 (EST)
Expires Thu Jan 01 1970 10:00:00 GMT+1000 (EST)
Data Size 96439
Fetch Count 2
Device disk


GET http://www.newsblur.com/api/check_sha…

Params
_ 1348546895504
callback jQuery17203910723358211594_1348546895060
story_url http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/m…

Response Headers
Server nginx/1.2.0
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:22:02 GMT
Content-Type text/plain
Content-Length 453
Content-Encoding gzip
Vary Accept-Encoding
X-Homer Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
Access-Control-Allow-Orig… *
Access-Control-Allow-Meth… GET
Connection Keep-Alive

Request Headers
Host www.newsblur.com
User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.24) Gecko/20111108 Fedora/3.6.24-1.fc14 Firefox/3.6.24
Accept */*
Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive 115
Connection keep-alive
Referer http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/m…
Cookie

Response
jQuery17203910723358211594_1348546895060({“feed”: null, “code”: 0, “users”: {“25431”: {“username”: “pfctdayelise”, “photo_url”: “//graph.facebook.com/701874244/picture”}}, “subscribed”: false, “your_story”: null, “other_stories”: [], “same_stories”: [], “previous_stories”: [{“user_id”: 25431, “shared_date”: “2012-09-25 00:34:22.708000”, “comments”: “”, “story_title”: “Phished”, “blurblog_permalink”: “http://pfctdayelise.newsblur.com/stor…”, “relative_date”: “3 hours”}, {“user_id”: 25431, “shared_date”: “2012-09-24 07:46:35.515000”, “comments”: “”, “story_title”: “Salon sells The WELL to its longtime members”, “blurblog_permalink”: “http://pfctdayelise.newsblur.com/stor…”, “relative_date”: “20 hours”}, {“user_id”: 25431, “shared_date”: “2012-09-24 07:45:46.837000”, “comments”: “”, “story_title”: “Our Land, Our Languages and Preserving Our Heritage”, “blurblog_permalink”: “http://pfctdayelise.newsblur.com/stor…”, “relative_date”: “20 hours”}], “message”: null})

Cache
Last Modified Tue Sep 25 2012 14:21:35 GMT+1000 (EST)
Last Fetched Tue Sep 25 2012 14:21:35 GMT+1000 (EST)
Expires Thu Jan 01 1970 10:00:00 GMT+1000 (EST)
Data Size 453
Fetch Count 2
Device disk


OPTIONS http://www.newsblur.com/api/share_sto… returns 500 internal server error

Response Headers
Server nginx/1.2.0
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:22:27 GMT
Content-Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Transfer-Encoding chunked
X-Comic-Book-Guy Oh, a *sarcasm* detector. Oh, that’s a *really* useful invention!
Connection Close

Request Headers
Host www.newsblur.com
User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.24) Gecko/20111108 Fedora/3.6.24-1.fc14 Firefox/3.6.24
Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive 115
Connection keep-alive
Origin http://www.bom.gov.au
Access-Control-Request-Me… POST

Ohhh, it’s your browser. Sorry, it’s just too old. Firefox is at … version 15.

Yeah :frowning: I realised the other shares were probably from my browser at home. sigh, thanks anyway.