[wp-hackers] JavaScript related functionality failure on some admin pages. 3.5.1

Aaron Jorbin aaron at jorb.in
Tue Feb 26 21:09:41 UTC 2013

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On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 3.5.1 installs, ( and I got two of them ), the admin area JS actions (
> such as the "Screen Options" or the "Help" pull downs and a whole bunch of
> more functionality that relies on DHTML effects) all fails.
> To troubleshoot the problem, I checked the JavaScript console ( chrome
> developer tools ), and I saw a 404 being reported in there.
> GET .../wp-admin/*load-scripts.php*
> ?c=1&load%5B%5D=admin-bar…alog,wpdialogs,wplink,wpdialogs-popup,wp-fullscreen,media-upload&ver=3.5.1
> 404 (Not Found) post.php:41
> And this 404 comes up only on some pages at the admin interface.
> For example, when adding a new post ( using the /wp-admin/post-new.php ),
> there is no 404 issue and thus no js issues. Everything works like a charm.
> But once the post is published and the /wp-admin/post.php responses back, I
> get that 404 back again and that's when all the js issues are back.
> I don't know what's causing this, but the following one-liner in the
>  wp-config.php totally fixes it.
> *define('SCRIPT_DEBUG', true);  *
> which is not recommended to keep it on a production site.
> So I got this dilemma now. What do I do?
> To eliminate the problem, I not only switched our current theme to
> the TwentyEleven( to see if theme is the culprit ),  but no, it wasn't.
> Symptoms were the same with TwentyEleven.
> I also deactivated all the plugins one by one but no luck... this did not
> help neither.
> So to get going, I had to leave the SCRIPT_DEBUG option on...
> But, what's your advise for getting rid of this issue without the
> And out of curiosity, what is it with define('SCRIPT_DEBUG', true); that it
> magically fixes the problem?
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