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    “ A problem repeatedly occurred”
    A few days ago, when trying to load a website, I got an error saying, “A problem repeatedly occurred with “<a url which I do not recall>”. I didn’t think too much of it at the time, assuming that the site was having a problem. I was not experiencing any other problems on my MBA.

    2 days ago, I installed Safari updates 13.0.5 and 13.1. Yesterday, I had the same error on the Mac-Rumors login page. I did not have the same problem on a few other websites that I tried, like Amazon. So I looked to see if there were any new patches, and lo and behold, there was a Security Update (10.13.6). Thinking that this may be related to the error that I’m getting, I installed it, retried Mac-Rumors and had the same problem.

    Then I ran Disk Utility First Aid. Even though it said “Operation successful,” I noticed:
    Checking the snapshot metadata tree.
    error: snap_metadata_val object (old 0x1259e6): invalid extentref_tree_oid )x)0
    Snapshot metadata tree is invalid.
    The volume /dev/rdisk1s1 could not be verified completely.

    I don’t know what that means, and I don’t know that it’s related to the website error, but I figure that it can’t be good. When I last ran Disk Utility, about 3 weeks ago, I didn’t have that error.

    Then I ran a Time Machine backup. That went OK.

    So, then I ran Onyx > Maintenance > Run Tasks, and that seemed to go OK.

    After all of that, I still get the error when I try to start the Mac-Rumors website.

    Where do I start? Do I have a hard disk problem? How do I fix that? Is it somehow related to the website problem?

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    First, try a different browser, like either Firefox or Chrome, just to see if they get the same error? If either of them works correctly, then there is a setting in Safari that is causing this issue and you will either have to go through all the settings, or delete the plist file.


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    Chrome worked fine, so thanks for that! What Safari settings are you talking about? How do I delete the plist file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobindia View Post
    Chrome worked fine, so thanks for that! What Safari settings are you talking about? How do I delete the plist file?
    Sorry, I meant Preferences, not Settings.

    See this user tip, Deleting the System Preference or other .… - Apple Community, for deleting plist files.


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    After much trial and error, I find that when I toggle the Safari > Preferences > Security > Enable JavaScript check box OFF. the Mac-Rumors login page comes uo OK. I don't really know what JavaScript does. Do I need it?

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    Now that I know where the issue lies, I have to toggle the Enable JavaScript checkbox on for some websites and off for others. That's obviously a pain. Chrome seems to work with all sites, but I'd like to stick with Safari. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    I have JavaScript enabled at all times for Safari and no problem with MacRumors or any other site. I don't think that's your primary problem but may be adding to it. There's something else going on with your browsing, either that or the version of JavaScript you currently have is broken.

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    [QUOTE]I have to toggle the Enable JavaScript checkbox on for some websites and off for others. That's obviously a pain. Chrome seems to work with all sites, but I'd like to stick with Safari. Does anyone have any suggestions?/QUOTE]


    It seems that you have a few options:

    • keep using Safari and keep toggling the javascript on and off depending on site.

    • keep using safari and leave javascript enabled

    • use a different browser

    As for enabling javascript or not in Safari, do a google search, ie:
    is javascript needed with Safari
    is javascript needed with Safari - Google Search





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    Any ideas on where to look? Or how do I get a new version of JavaScript?

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    Here are some old suggestions if they still work pr even still exist to help you with your Safari JavaScript:
    Quickly enable or disable JavaScript in Safari
    Quickly enable or disable JavaScript in Safari | Engadget





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    Quote Originally Posted by tobindia View Post
    Any ideas on where to look? Or how do I get a new version of JavaScript?

    Try looking in your system preferences for a possible javascript updater.

    For more information, try here:
    How to Update JavaScript
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    Thanks, pm-r. I can't find a JavaScript Updater anywhere, and the procedure listed in "How to Update JavaScript"is no longer valid.

    Let's back up. Safari was working just fine for mr for many years and many updates. Then I installed some Safari updates and started having problems. So, there must be something in the updates that causes my Safari to fail on some sites. So, if there is no such thing as a JavaScript download, Can I uninstall the Safari updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobindia View Post
    Any ideas on where to look? Or how do I get a new version of JavaScript?
    Get Java for your Mac - Apple Support

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    Then I installed some Safari updates and started having problems.
    Safari can only be updated by updating macOS. So where did you get these Safari updates from and what were they?

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    Charlie

    There was a Safari update to version 13.1 on or around 25 March 2020.

    It was at the same time as the security updates.

    I had to install these on my two iMacs and my Wife's MacBook Pro.

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