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Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

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Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

Company websites which use the TALEO job search/apply app/site, no longer work right in 19, they worked fine in 18.xx. Specially, the job search function does not work right when entering the TALEO job search parameters then hitting SEARCH FOR JOB does nothing. AN example site (which does not require registration) is https://nielsen.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en. If I make selections for JOB FIELD and/or LOCATIOn then hit SEARCH FOR JOB, nothing happends. Sites using TALEO worked fine in the last offical 18.x release. TALEO worksd fine in IE 7&Chrome 25.

Clearing the cache does not change behavior. Finally did a full FF reset--no change.

WIN XP SP3 | Dell Dimension 4600 | 1.2 G RAM

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

It's not you. The site uses a hidden iframe to process the search and Firefox halts the search on a script error accessing that iframe in some manner. I think someone will need to update the script.

(For future reference, you can view Firefox's Error Console by pressing Ctrl+Shift+j and then using the Errors button to filter the list so the "noise" of style warnings is hidden.)

New User

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

If you mean the scipt on that site in TALEO, EVERY company site that uses TALEO has the same problem now, not just that one example site. FF18 worked with those and FF19 doesn't so it seems the issue is is FF19?

SUMO Contributor

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

Something changed in Firefox 19, but the script is too complex for me to debug.

From what I can see, the script uses various methods to get a reference to the hidden iframe (frames['EmptyFrame']), at least one of which should work, but apparently none of them work in Firefox 19, or the access is blocked in Firefox 19.

None of the changes listed here sounds especially relevant:

Someone should file a bug for this. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

New User

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

I have the same problem. I hope they will work on this issue.

New User

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

I am running Firefox version 19.0.2 and I have the same problem. I am able to filter using Internet Explorer which I really don't like. Rather than users having to figure out why this isn't working either Taleo needs to fix their scripts or a fix needs to happen in Firefox.

SUMO Contributor

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

Based on these two bug reports, it appears that Taleo and some other sites rely on a previous nonstandard behavior in Firefox. Now that Firefox uses a more standard behavior, their scripts fail because they also rely on a nonstandard behavior in Webkit-based browsers. The Firefox developers are not yet convinced to switch back to the nonstandard behavior, that is, they think the sites should update their scripts:

Please avoid adding comments on Bugzilla for the reasons listed here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html.

New User

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

Are there any fixes for this?

SUMO Contributor

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

I don't see any updates from the developers on the TALEO bug, or any other threads here with new news. I wonder whether Oracle has posted any guidance on it? (I haven't searched.)

New User

Re: Sites using TALEO for job searches no longer works in 19, worked in last official 18 release

I have this problem today, 5/14/2013, with FireFox 20.0.

Safari also gets the same error at the same place.

https://yahoo.taleo.net/careersection/careersection/candidateacquisition/flow.jsf

A system error has occurred.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please exit the application and open a new session. If the problem persists, please contact the HR department of the company for which you are applying. Please ask for assistance regarding your online job application or ask for their Taleo system administrator. If the hiring company cannot solve your issue, they will log a ticket with Taleo's Customer Support and follow up with you. For answers to frequently asked questions about Taleo’s recruiting solution, please visit https://www.talentexchange.com/candidate/faq.html. Thank you.

careersection@yahoo.taleo.net (20130514185302650)