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Web Parts all just close on their own

  Asked By: Conrad    Date: Nov 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 1041

This is the second time this happened, so I'd like to find out if
anyone has ever encountered anything similar or has ideas as to what
could cause it.

Over lunch today, web parts on most of our MOSS sites just closed.
They're in the closed web parts gallery and may be restored on every
single page just by dragging them back to where they belong. But, that
takes tons of time to do.

What could cause web parts to spontaneously close like that?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mia Scott     Answered On: Nov 03

An end user with either too much permission or too much time  on their hands?
Perhaps they are trying to personalize the page  and don't realize that they are
effecting the Shared view?

Answer #2    Answered By: Kristian Chaney     Answered On: Nov 03

The gig's up. It was me. Sorry. I won't close  random web  parts anymore

It happens to me too. It usually has to do with when I try to
inject VBScript into a CEWP. When I try to save the page  something in my
poor syntax makes the whole page stop functioning, and then when I
refresh the page every thing is either gone or has moved!

Answer #3    Answered By: Alicia Scott     Answered On: Nov 03

Yes, I've seen this kind of behavior a couple of times as well when I
include java or vbscript into a CEWP. It was more prevalent for me in
2003 than MOSS. For example, many people asked for a weather feed on
their home page, and sometimes I found that the script used to display
the external weather was just incompatible enough to cause other things
to break on the page  (buttons stopped functioning) or sometimes caused
the web  part to close. I never discovered the specifics of what in the
script was causing the problem, but since the problem was consistent and
replicable, this was easy to check in my case by removing the web part
and observing the effect. In your case, since the problem happens
randomly and not that often it would be harder to verify.

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