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RANT: border-collapse still doesn’t work in CFDOCUMENT (bug)

Posted in ColdFusion, Rants by rip747 on August 21, 2007


As reported earlier, I’m running into crap left and right since HostMySite decided that all shared hosting plans would be upgraded to CF8 (there’s a reason why you wait a while before ungrading to the latest release). The calls just don’t stop and after my last bug report I’ve decided the hell with it and to just vent my frustrations here since Adobe obviously won’t do anything about it.

So here I am today trying to fix a CFDOCUMENT page that was working fine in CF7 and then in CF8 it broke. Now granted since it was the first time I used CFDOCUMENT when I created this page it wasn’t the greatest code, but it worked none the less. Since that time I’ve become great with CFDOCUMENT and I use it all the time. Thing is though you have to compensate for border-collapse not working under CF7.

Now I know that people have submitted bugs report numerous times to Adobe (then Macromedia) about this issue. You would think that with CF8 this issue would be fix, but no it isn’t. It’s still there and hasn’t been dealt with.

So in other words Adobe thought that it would be better to work on CFWINDOW, CFPOD or whatever other Ajax crap they could throw into CF instead of taking care of a bug that has litterally made using CFDOCUMENT useless for most people. Way to go guys in prioritizing development time. Maybe they will address this in CF9 in another 4 years.

How about this: in the next major release of CF, don’t add a F***ING thing. FIX the bugs.


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  1. Joshua Tobiansky said, on August 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    As with any new software upgrade, there is always a risk of running into some type of issue. You can perform upgrades in a test environment, however, no matter how successful those tests go, the real test comes when you put the upgrade into a production environment.

    At, we try to anticipate many of the problems that could possibly arise for our customers. For those that do come up, we are always prompt in getting it taken care of. In response to many clients running into problems with using Model-glue, MachII, FuseBox and other frameworks, we have opened a ticket with Adobe to assist us. We have also put a halt on our upgrade to ColdFusion 8 until a resolution has been found. has always been a leader in Customer Service and has gained the respect from the hosting community throughout the years. We certainly do not want our reputation to be affected by our decision to adopt ColdFusion 8. If you are hosting with us and are currently experiencing any issues with a recent ColdFusion 8 upgrade, please give us a call at 877-215-4678 and one of our Technical Support Representatives will be able to provide you with assistance.

    Joshua Tobiansky

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  2. rip747 said, on August 22, 2007 at 1:20 pm


    To make clear. Although the upgrade to CF8 has given me problems and I really wished your company would have eased the upgrade a bit, I blame Adobe for these problems and really not HostMySite.

    I’m way more pissed off by the fact that Adobe saw it better to create a bunch a new worthless tags than improve the stability of existing ones.

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