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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5959 closed enhancement (fixed)

Long cookie value can lead to 414 Long Request Error resulting in BP Autocomplete AJAX failing

Reported by: psycleuk's profile psycleuk Owned by: boonebgorges's profile boonebgorges
Milestone: 2.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: good-first-bug needs-testing has-patch


Although in the ticket #4606 there was a change to convert




there is still one entry of the former within jquery.autocomplete.js (now deprecated due to #5735), see

Whilst waiting for #5735 to modernise all the JS should it be wise to update the existing autocomplete too?

Attachments (2)

autocomplete.diff (511 bytes) - added by psycleuk 9 years ago.
Patch for jquery.autocomplete.js
autocomplete2.diff (1.5 KB) - added by psycleuk 9 years ago.
Namespaced js function patch for jquery.autocomplete.js

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Change History (11)

#1 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

I think we didn't change this because it's sort of a legacy external library. That said, I don't think we've ever updated it, so I don't see any harm in the change :)

9 years ago

Patch for jquery.autocomplete.js

#2 @psycleuk
9 years ago

Have created a patch for the autocomplete.js, assuming that the .min version would be created automatically elsewhere. The change is what i'm already using on a site.

#3 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.2
  • Owner set to boonebgorges
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#4 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

If we're going to use bp_get_cookies(), then we should add BP's front-end JS as a dependency. This is a bit tricky; see #5797.

#5 @psycleuk
9 years ago

Ah I see what you mean. bp_get_cookies() is only available if the site uses the legacy buddypress.js which might not happen. How about a duplicate of that function directly within the autocomplete.js?

#6 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

Yeah, that's not a bad idea, I suppose. It'll have to be namespaced or something just in case it's loaded alongside bp-legacy's js.

9 years ago

Namespaced js function patch for jquery.autocomplete.js

#7 @psycleuk
9 years ago

How about the second patch? Puts the same code as bp_get_cookies() directly into the autocompleter object.

#8 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing has-patch added; needs-patch removed

Yup, I think this is a good way to go. I'll try to find some time to give it a final test in the next week or two, but I think this should probably be good.

#9 @djpaul
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 9248:

Messages: update autocomplete script to better handle long cookie values.

See #4606 for previous similiar fixes.

Fixes #5959, props psycleuk

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