[development] Peculiar behavior of collapsible fieldset titles

Darrel O'Pry darrel.opry at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 00:23:35 UTC 2008

I experienced it, and shook my fist at it in rage... my issue I found to be
a typo in some custom CSS though...

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Syscrusher <syscrusher at 4th.com> wrote:

> I've got a set of forms in Drupal 5 that are working correctly but have
> an odd cosmetic error that I've been unable to track down. The code
> worked in Drupal 4.7.
> Basically, I am assigning the title of some collapsible fieldsets
> dynamically -- specifically, it's a project number and name that result
> from a database query. The title should look like this:
>    Subtasks for Project #1234 (Redesign Office LAN)
> For some reason, the titles are perfect when the fieldsets are expanded
> but empty when collapsed (that is, they look like this):
>    Subtasks for # ()
> I think I know *what* is happening -- that is, the function that builds
> the $form array is being called twice and has the variable unpopulated
> one of the two times -- but I'm at a loss to figure out how that could
> be happening. The database query not only populates the title of the
> fieldset, but also its very presence depends on a row being retrieved.
> So I would think that if the database query were somehow being skipped,
> the fieldset would be entirely missing, not just empty!
> Has anyone seen something like this before? I realize I haven't given
> enough detail or code to troubleshoot it entirely -- I'm not asking
> someone to do my debugging for me, just looking for someone out there
> who has seen something similar and can tell me in general terms what
> might be happening.
> Thanks if anyone has suggestions.
> Kind regards,
> Scott
> --
> Syscrusher <syscrusher at 4th.com>
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