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Unable to add text to HTML HEAD tag.
ColdFusion was unable to add the text you specified to the output stream.  This is probably because you have already used a CFFLUSH tag in your template or buffered output is turned off.

I have a page that needs to add js to the head.  I'm using the cfhtmlhead tag.  If I don't use the cfhtmlhead tag, the code doesn't work.  If I use the tag I get the above error message.  The error occurs on the Ajax call to get a list of individuals.  If I use Firefox dev tools I can see the error in the basic.cfc code.

<cfsavecontent variable="SaveDateStuff">

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {

	CloseGrid=function(){
		$("#userslistdiv").pqGrid('destroy');
		$('#userslistdiv').hide;
	}

    ListUsers=function(em) {
        var emid = em.title;
        $('#userslistdiv').show();

        var colM = [
            { title: "IndivID", width: 100, dataType: "integer", editable: false},
            { title: "Lastname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false },
            { title: "Firstname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false }
        ];
        var dataModel = {
            location: "remote",
            dataType: "JSON",
            method: "GET",
            paging: 'local',
            rPP:15,
            rPPOptions:[15, 30, 45],
            getUrl : function () {
                return { url: 'cfc/basic.cfc?method=getIndivs&EmID=' + emid};
            },
            getData: function ( response ) {
                return { data: response.DATA };
            }
        	}
        $.extend(colM[0], {
        	render: function (ui) {
           		var rowData = ui.rowData; ;
               	return "<a href='<cfoutput>#request.controlUrl#</cfoutput>individuals/index.cfm?fa=viewIndiv&indivnum=" + rowData[0] + "' target='_blank'>" + rowData[0] + "</a>";
            }
    	});
        $("#userslistdiv").pqGrid({ width:458, height:470, title:"List of Emailer Individuals for " + emid, dataModel: dataModel, colModel: colM, scrollModel:{horizontal: false}, flexHeight: true });
            //alert("it worked-" + emid);
    };

});

</script>
</cfsavecontent>
<cfhtmlhead text="#SaveDateStuff#">

<cfloop query="qpages">
      <tr>
	<td>#qPages.id#</td>
	<td><a href="index.cfm?fa=edit&eid=#qPages.id#" class="black anchorclass">#qPages.name#</a></td>
	<td>#qPages.create_name#</td>
	<td>#val(qEmailerSends.sent_count)#</td>
	<td>#qEmailerViews.recordCount#</td>
	<td>#qPages.service_id#</td>
	<td>#dateformat(qPages.date_last_run, "yyyy/mm/dd")#</td>
	<td><input name="SeeUsers" id="SeeUsers" class="SeeUsersButton" value="See Users" type="button" title="#qPages.id#" onclick="ListUsers(this);"></td>
   </tr>
</cfloop>

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If I add up the size of all elements in the page I get 1700kb.  I changed the maximum buffer size to 2056 and 4096.  No difference.

I'm using PQgrid to show the list of users.  This all worked on the CF9 server.  We recently migrated to CF10 on a new Windows 2012 server.
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 40552160
after cfflush tag, you cannot use the  cfhtmlhead. here is the doc:

Because the cfflush tag sends data to the browser when it executes, it has several limitations, including the following:

    Using any of the following tags or functions on a page anywhere after the cfflush tag can cause errors or unexpected results: cfcontent, cfcookie, cfform, cfheader, cfhtmlhead, cflocation, and SetLocale. Similarly, do not use any tags that use AJAX features, including cfdiv, cflayout, cflayoutarea, cfpod, cfsprydataset, cftooltip, cfwindow, or HTML format cfgrid, cftree, cftextarea, or cfinput (using autosuggest or datefield attributes) tags. All of the preceding tags and functions normally modify the HTML header, but cannot do so after a cfflush tag, because the cfflush sends the header.
    Using the cfset tag to set a cookie anywhere on a page that has a cfflush tag does not set the cookie in the browser.
    Using the cfflush tag in the body of several tags, including cfsavecontent, cfquery, and custom tags, causes errors.
    If you save Client variables as cookies, any client variables that you set after a cfflush tag are not saved in the browser.
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by:lanterv
ID: 40552176
I'm not using the cfflush tag.
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 40552362
please check if anywhere above in the header cfflush is being used, there is a bug of cfhtmlhead in cf11 but in cf10 it works fine
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by:lanterv
ID: 40552609
There is no cfflush in any code file on the entire site.
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by:lanterv
ID: 40552785
I did a workaround and got rid of cfhtmlhead tag.  I get the same error message but it points to this tag;
<cfajaximport tags="cfform, cfdiv, cfgrid">
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 40552890
can u please close the tag like this:

<cfajaximport tags="cfform, cfdiv, cfgrid" />
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by:lanterv
ID: 40553894
Still getting same error.
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by:_agx_
ID: 40564488
Can you post a small, stand-alone example? Putting together an independent script will help in two ways a) ensure it's not something in the page causing the problem AND b) give us a runnable example we can test.
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by:lanterv
ID: 40564689
The error seems to trigger on a call for this function;

	<cffunction name="getIndivs" access="remote" returntype="query" HINT="Get All Resources" returnFormat="JSON">
		<cfargument name="emID" required="True" default="0">
    	<cfquery name="get_Indivs" datasource="#request.dsn#">
        	SELECT ui.id, ui.lastname, ui.firstname
        	FROM emailers_userid_ab_maps as e left join
				users_info as ui on ui.id = e.userid
			where e.emailer_id = #val(arguments.emid)#
        	ORDER BY ui.lastname, ui.firstname
    	</cfquery>
    	<CFRETURN get_Indivs>
	</cffunction>

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I'm just not seeing the problem.
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by:lanterv
ID: 40564730
This is the Jquery that calls that function;

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {

	CloseGrid=function(){
		$("##userslistdiv").pqGrid('destroy');
		$('##userslistdiv').hide;
	}

    ListUsers=function(em) {
        var emid = em.title;
        $('##userslistdiv').show();

        var colM = [
            { title: "IndivID", width: 100, dataType: "integer", editable: false},
            { title: "Lastname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false },
            { title: "Firstname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false }
        ];
        var dataModel = {
            location: "remote",
            dataType: "JSON",
            method: "GET",
            paging: 'local',
            rPP:15,
            rPPOptions:[15, 30, 45],
            getUrl : function () {
                return { url: 'cfc/basic.cfc?method=getIndivs&EmID=' + emid};
            },
            getData: function ( response ) {
                return { data: response.DATA };
            }
        	}
        $.extend(colM[0], {
        	render: function (ui) {
           		var rowData = ui.rowData; ;
               	return "<a href='#request.controlUrl#individuals/index.cfm?fa=viewIndiv&indivnum=" + rowData[0] + "' target='_blank'>" + rowData[0] + "</a>";
            }
    	});
        $("##userslistdiv").pqGrid({ width:458, height:470, title:"List of Emailer Individuals for " + emid, dataModel: dataModel, colModel: colM, scrollModel:{horizontal: false}, flexHeight: true });
            //alert("it worked-" + emid);
    };

});

</script>

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by:lanterv
ID: 40564746
And this is the line of code that's referred to in the error message;

<cfajaximport tags="cfform, cfdiv, cfgrid" />

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by:lanterv
ID: 40564984
Is there a way to grant you access to the page without posting the criteria to the public?
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Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 40565559
EDIT:

>> And this is the line of code that's referred to in the error message;

I don't see that anywhere in the code posted.

We need to run the same code you're using on your end. Since it's probably part of a larger script, can you just create a minimal test page with only the grid and the cfajaximport? Just enough to reproduce the error.  (Don't worry about the getIndivs() function. I can create a dummy function for that part.)


You should be able to send individual messages via:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/myMessages.jsp
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by:lanterv
ID: 40565613
The problem comes in when the page is built.  We use a quasi fusebox action.  There are a few cfincludes in the process.  I'll see what I can do about simplifying the code a bit.
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by:_agx_
ID: 40565675
Before your last message, I'd created a test page ... hoping to reproduce the error. But it worked fine w/CF10. Maybe it'll give you something to work with?  The only thing changed was the CFC path.

Test.cfm
<!--- add to see if it has any effect --->
<cfajaximport tags="cfform, cfdiv, cfgrid" />

<!--- create dummy variables for testing ONLY --->
<cfset request.controlUrl = "somePage.cfm">
<cfset qpages = queryNew("")>
<cfset queryAddColumn(qpages, "ID", [1,2,3])>
<cfset queryAddColumn(qpages, "Name", ["Name1","Name2","Name3"])>


<cfsavecontent variable="SaveDateStuff">
<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {

	CloseGrid=function(){
		$("#userslistdiv").pqGrid('destroy');
		$('#userslistdiv').hide;
	}

    ListUsers=function(em) {
        var emid = em.title;
        $('#userslistdiv').show();

        var colM = [
            { title: "IndivID", width: 100, dataType: "integer", editable: false},
            { title: "Lastname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false },
            { title: "Firstname", width: 150, dataType: "string", editable: false }
        ];
        var dataModel = {
            location: "remote",
            dataType: "JSON",
            method: "GET",
            paging: 'local',
            rPP:15,
            rPPOptions:[15, 30, 45],
            getUrl : function () {
                return { url: 'mycfc.cfc?method=getIndivs&amp;EmID=' + emid};
            },
            getData: function ( response ) {
                return { data: response.DATA };
            }
        	}
        $.extend(colM[0], {
        	render: function (ui) {
           		var rowData = ui.rowData; ;
               	return "<a href='<cfoutput>#request.controlUrl#</cfoutput>individuals/index.cfm?fa=viewIndiv&amp;indivnum=" + rowData[0] + "' target='_blank'>" + rowData[0] + "</a>";
            }
    	});
    	
        $("#userslistdiv").pqGrid({ width:458, height:470, title:"List of Emailer Individuals for " + emid, dataModel: dataModel, colModel: colM, scrollModel:{horizontal: false}, flexHeight: true });
            //alert("it worked-" + emid);
    };

});

</script>
</cfsavecontent>


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>	
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.9.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" />    
	<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
	<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.9.2/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
	<link class="link-override" rel="stylesheet" href="http://paramquery.com/Content/css/themes/Office/pqgrid.css" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://paramquery.com/Content/css/pqgrid.min.css" />    
	<script src="http://paramquery.com/Content/js/touch-punch.js"></script>
	<script src="http://paramquery.com/Content/js/pqgrid.min.js"></script> 
	<cfhtmlhead text="#SaveDateStuff#">
</head>
<body>
	<a href="javascript:CloseGrid()">Close</a>
	
	<!--- minimal code to display grid --->
	<table>
	<cfoutput query="qpages">
	    <tr>
		<td>#qPages.name#</td>
		<td><input name="SeeUsers" id="SeeUsers" class="SeeUsersButton" value="See Users" type="button" title="#qPages.id#" onclick="ListUsers(this);"></td>
	   </tr>
	</cfoutput>
	</table>
	
	<!--- for pqGrid --->
	<div id="userslistdiv"></div>
	
	<!--- deliberately generate LOTS of elements to increase size of page ---->
        <cfoutput>
	<cfloop from="1" to="50000" index="x">
		<div id="ThisServesNoPurpose#x#">#x#<div>
	</cfloop>
        </cfoutput>
</body>
</html>

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MyCFC.cfc

<cfcomponent> 
	
	<cffunction name="getIndivs" access="remote" returntype="query" HINT="Get All Resources" returnFormat="JSON">
		<cfargument name="emID" required="True" default="0">
		
		<cfset Local.qry = QueryNew("ID,LastName,FirstName")>
		
		<cfloop from="1" to="10" index="Local.x">
			<cfset Local.row = queryAddRow(Local.qry, 1)>
			<cfset Local.qry.ID[Local.row] = Local.x>
			<cfif Local.x eq arguments.emID>
				<cfset Local.qry.LastName[Local.row] = "*** LastName "& Local.x>
			<cfelse>
				<cfset Local.qry.LastName[Local.row] = "LastName "& Local.x>
			</cfif>
			<cfset Local.qry.FirstName[Local.row] = "FirstNameame "& Local.x>
    	</cfloop>
	
    	<cfreturn Local.qry />
	</cffunction>
	
</cfcomponent>

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_agx_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 40565711
I have to head out. I'll check back tomorrow.
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Author Comment

by:lanterv
ID: 40573956
The solution was to add;

<cfif NOT listLast("#cgi.CF_TEMPLATE_PATH#", ".") eq "CFC">

around the code in my OnRequestEnd.cfm so cfc calls won't cause html to be added to the output.
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Author Closing Comment

by:lanterv
ID: 40573961
Thank you so much for sticking with this problem.
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Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 40574058
You're welcome. Glad we finally figured out the cause!
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