CSS Not working (Long Message)

Hello All,

Let me preface this request that I am not a Ruby programmer, I am a
Web Administrator who manages architecture of servers and installs of
server web software, not their configurations. My expertise in
programming in the past lies with ColdFusion, Perl, and PHP, so,
avoidance of RTFM would be greatly appreciated. Hee hee! I have spent
several days experimenting with different things and reading
tutorials, manuals, and discussion threads to no avail.

We have a Ruby on Rails application that is not loading CSS and JS
files that was working fine with older version of Ruby and Gems and
also older version of Apache, same server operating system...Suse
Linux.

Here are our system configurations with regards to Ruby....

RUBY

ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [i586-linux]

GEM LIST

actionmailer (2.0.2)
    Service layer for easy email delivery and testing.

actionpack (2.0.2, 1.13.6, 1.13.3)
    Web-flow and rendering framework putting the VC in MVC.

actionwebservice (1.2.6, 1.2.3)
    Web service support for Action Pack.

activerecord (2.0.2, 1.15.6, 1.15.3)
    Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM.

activeresource (2.0.2)
    Think Active Record for web resources.

activesupport (2.0.2, 1.4.4, 1.4.2)
    Support and utility classes used by the Rails framework.

archive-tar-minitar (0.5.2)
    Provides POSIX tarchive management from Ruby programs.

cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0)
    Fix an exploitable bug in CGI multipart parsing.

daemons (1.0.10)
    A toolkit to create and control daemons in different ways

deprecated (2.0.1)
    An easy way to handle deprecating and conditionally running
    deprecated code

fastthread (1.0.1)
    Optimized replacement for thread.rb primitives

gem_plugin (0.2.3)
    A plugin system based on rubygems that uses dependencies only

hoe (2.3.2)
    Hoe is a rake/rubygems helper for project Rakefiles

mime-types (1.16)
    Manages a MIME Content-Type database that will return the
    Content-Type for a given filename.

mkrf (0.2.3)
    Generate Rakefiles to Build C Extensions to Ruby

mongrel (1.1.5)
    A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping,
Nitro
    and Iowa apps.

mysql (2.7)
    MySQL/Ruby provides the same functions for Ruby programs that the
    MySQL C API provides for C programs.

nokogiri (1.3.2)
    Nokogiri (鋸) is an HTML, XML, SAX, and Reader parser

racc (1.4.6)
    Racc is a LALR(1) parser generator.

rails (2.0.2)
    Web-application framework with template engine, control-flow
layer,
    and ORM.

rake (0.8.7, 0.8.1)
    Ruby based make-like utility.

rake-compiler (0.5.0)
    Rake-based Ruby C Extension task generator.

rcov (0.8.1.1.0)
    Code coverage analysis tool for Ruby

rexical (1.0.4)
    Rexical is a lexical scanner generator

rubyforge (1.0.4)
    A script which automates a limited set of rubyforge operations

rubygems-update (1.3.1)
    RubyGems Update GEM

sources (0.0.1)
    This package provides download sources for remote gem installation

APACHE CONFIGURATIONS

    <Directory /XXX/YYYYY/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks IncludesNOEXEC
        AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .rhtml .html .pl .ssi
    </Directory>

    <Proxy *>
        SetOutputFilter INCLUDES
    </Proxy>
    ProxyPass /elokar http://localhost:9004
    ProxyPassReverse /eloka http://localhost:9004

RUBY ON RAILS APP

I have tried putting the following line of codes

Mime::Type.register "text/javascript", :js, %w( application/javascript
application/x-javascript )
Mime::Type.register "text/css", :css

in both of the following files (separately):

config/environment.rb
config/initializers/mime_types.rb

I have restarted mongrel a number of times to no avail.

You can view the public version of the page in question at:

http://www.eloka-arctic.org/elokar/session/new

[See that the CSS is not loading properly, but is accessible.]

http://www.eloka-arctic.org/elokar/stylesheets/eloka.css

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Humbly Yours,

Eliot Lee

We have a Ruby on Rails application that is not loading CSS and JS
files that was working fine with older version of Ruby and Gems and
also older version of Apache, same server operating system...Suse
Linux.

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You can view the public version of the page in question at:
http://www.eloka-arctic.org/elokar/session/new

[See that the CSS is not loading properly, but is accessible.]
http://www.eloka-arctic.org/elokar/stylesheets/eloka.css

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Well I don't see any rules in this stylesheet that could apply to HTML
elements on the given page. Is this the right stylesheet?
I see there is much more comprehensive stylesheet
http://www.eloka-arctic.org/css/eloka.css : filenames are the same,
but the stylesheets and directories they are placed in are different.
Maybe /css/eloka.css is the stylesheet you want to use?

Regards,
Rimantas

Thanks for that.

Good point, however, I believe we do actually want to use to the CSS
files that are referenced in the following Rails directory:

public/stylesheets

which is aliased in the application as:

elokar/stylesheets/

I'll confer with the developer and see if he has any ideas, been
avoiding that since the application was working fine in our old server
configurations.

I'll look further and see if there is a directory alias problem. Good
find.

Thanks for the quick and helpful reply,

Eliot Lee

Thank you again.

For some reason the stylesheets directory was recovered recently with
a very old set of files. So, it is now working.

http://www.eloka-arctic.org/elokar/session/new

Thanks,

Eliot Lee