When editing my nodes all of my saved data is displayed garbled. This is the warning I get on my node/edit pages: "Synchronous XMLHttpRequest on the main thread is deprecated because of its detrimental effects to the end user's experience. For more help, check http://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/." The other odd part is that the contents of the database field and the contents of the output are correct. Just the contents of the text editor is garbled. How can I fix this?

UPDATE: I have another content type that has a file field, and I have some pdfs loaded in those fields and those pdfs are the ones that are showing up in my text editor. Does anyone know why that would happen?

  • This looks like PDF data rather than HTML? How did you populate the content in these nodes? Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 22:28
  • I put my text into that field and then saved it. But when I went back in to edit the text it looked like that.
    – Eluchel
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 22:32
  • @Eluchel, If you put plain text in the editor and it turned into PDF data, looks like some other module behind the scenes messing with your node body data. Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 23:49
  • Is there a better way to go about looking for that module other than uninstalling modules one by one?
    – Eluchel
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 0:27
  • When you say you put your text into that field, how exactly did you do that? Did you paste it from a PDF? Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 6:45

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I had the exact same issue with aGov distro. I had to swapped from ckeditor module to WYSIWYG module + ckeditor lib.

That fixed the issue with ckeditor. However, today I got the garbled text again while having batched processes running which preventing them to complete. Thinking back, I realised the problem started when I installed Devel themer & simplehtmldom API (7.x-1.12). Uninstalling simplehtmldom fixed the issue for me.

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