Bug in Chrome Frame drops N2 sync requests

Hello Internet Explorer users -

David managed to track down the mystery of why N2 is not syncing properly for Internet Explorer users.  It turns out that there is a known bug in Chrome when used as a Chrome Frame inside Internet Explorer.

Ajax network requests silently fail (requests never make it out to the server) under certain conditions, and as a result the nirvana servers are never notified of changes you make to your data.  N2 is smart enough to realize that you have “unsaved items” — the prompt that comes up if you try to logout after making changes to your data — but because Chrome Frame isn’t actually sending any data to nirvana servers, N2 effectively runs offline forever, and thus your changes are not reflected when you access N2 via another device.

BOTTOM LINE — Don’t use Internet Explorer. Use the standalone Chrome Browser instead, at least until the Google team releases a fix.

Related Links:

Google Chrome Browser http://www.google.com/chrome
Google Chrome Frame http://code.google.com/chrome/chromeframe
Chrome Frame Bug http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=76439

UPDATE

ChromeFrame 12 (12.0.742.100, file date 13-Jun-2011) now appears to be working in IE 8 / 9, based on a limited amount of testing.

 

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