I was on YouTube earlier today, and videos were loading too slowly for me to watch them. I decided it was time to do what I always do when this happens, and I headed to SourceForge to grab WinMTR
and get a log to send to Google. Normally they are pretty quick about resolving issues like that after receiving an MTR log, however after running WinMTR for a while and getting my log ready to send, I went to YouTube only to find that the "Report a bug" button at the bottom of every page was missing.
After a while of searching YouTube Help and Google, I was still without an answer, so I decided to take a look at the source code for the page. This is what I found:
<li><a href="//www.google.com/tools/feedback/intl/en/error.html" onclick="return yt.www.feedback.start(yt.getConfig('FEEDBACK_LOCALE_LANGUAGE'), yt.getConfig('FEEDBACK_LOCALE_EXTRAS'));" id="reportbug">Report a bug</a></li>
<li><a href="/testtube">Try something new!</a></li>
Well, there's the link right there in the source code, so why isn't the link in the page like it's supposed to be?
I fired up Opera's DragonFly thingy to take a look at the CSS, and guess what I found? After selecting the link so that DragonFly would only display the CSS that was directly applied to that link, I saw the following at the top of the list:
Not much below that in the list, I also found the following:
Well, that explained why the link wasn't showing up.
Just to add to the info above, DragonFly reported the HTML for the link as being the following:
<a href="//www.google.com/tools/feedback/intl/en/error.html" onclick="return yt.www.feedback.start(yt.getConfig('FEEDBACK_LOCALE_LANGUAGE'), yt.getConfig('FEEDBACK_LOCALE_EXTRAS'));" id="reportbug" style="" class="hid">Report a bug</a>
I disabled these two lovely little gems I found in the CSS, and suddenly the link appeared on the page! Well, YouTube, I guess I will be reporting a bug today after all.