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From Jason Winshell <>
Subject Re: Login link missing in 1.5 with Window IE 8
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:11:17 GMT

The bug is in futon.js in the page source, line 269: "Object doesn't support this property
or method"

} else if (userCtx.roles.indexOf("_admin") != -1) {  // bug is here for IE
	$("#userCtx .adminparty").show();
} else {
	$("#userCtx .loggedout").show();

IE does not support indexOf on array objects. The code need to special case for IE.

I suspect this is the page code the creates the login/sign in link. Now that I've found the
problem, what do I do? Report it where? And of course, how can I get a fix into a new build.
I'm at a bit of a loss trying to understand how a bug like this could go undetected in an
official release.

It's essential that Futon work with IE. Corporate and government installations dictate the
what software is installed on machines. A user would not be allowed to install a Couch compatible



On Feb 18, 2014, at 12:49 AM, Garren Smith <> wrote:

> Jason, could you also have a look at the IE developer console and report any errors it
shows. You might have to enable the developer console and then reload the page for any errors
to show.
> On 18 Feb 2014, at 10:45 AM, Nick North <> wrote:
>> CouchDb is fully tested only against Firefox, and there are no guarantees
>> with other browsers. That said, most things work in IE and I can see the
>> link with IE10 on Windows 7, with that same version of CouchDb. It also
>> works fine with Windows 8 and IE11 so I suspect it's specific to earlier IE
>> versions, or else there is something unusual with your setup. Are you able
>> to try it with a later version of IE? That might tell us something.
>> Nick
>> On 17 February 2014 22:47, Jason Winshell <> wrote:
>>> I am running CouchDB 1.5 Windows (x86) Erlang/OTP R16B01. After creating
>>> an admin user in local.ini, the login/signup link does not appear on the
>>> Futon Overview page when using Internet Explorer 8 (perhaps other
>>> versions). It works fine with Firefox on Windows. Without the link, logging
>>> in is not possible. I can create as many users as I want with Firefox. I
>>> never see a login link on the Overview page with IE. I suspect some
>>> Javascript compatibility weirdness. What's the story?
>>> Thanks.

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