Problem: When using CloudFlare as a CDN for a Phabricator installation, CloudFlare magic (including the 'Rocket Loader' and auto-minifiers) can break Phabricator in minor ways.
This manifests in odd ways, and importantly it doesn't always seem to break, presumably based on the Moon Phase and I guess whatever CloudFlare and Phabricator are doing on any day. I had an install (haskell.org) where things worked OK, so I made my own. I later switched Haskell.org to a different service (with no magic) and kept on my merry way. But on my personal install things later randomly broke, and I didn't notice this (probably) for several weeks, since I mostly use Phabricator for repository hosting.
Symptoms: Bits and pieces of the UI stop working, for example, 'Description Preview' no longer works, and tapping the '+' symbol at the top of the page doesn't create a dropdown to create a task or event, but forwards to a completely new page with the options to create a task, etc (so it degrades gracefully at least).
Also, minifiers etc are useless since Phabricator does that by itself it seems.
Steps to reproduce
- Go to the CloudFlare panel, and go to the 'Speed' tab.
Solution: Put a big ol'
in the users guide.
Can I offer a patch for this: Probably.
Caveat Emptor: I fixed this a week or two ago and forgot to report this. I'll retest it of course, but didn't want to forget.