Posted October 26, 2018
Some authors embedding Slate forms using an External Embed component report an error displayed at the bottom of the component in the author environment and below the form on live pages:
"There was an unexpected error contacting the server at null. This information may be temporarily unavailable. (java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: id is null)"
This error occurs because no Target Application URL has been provided. It is possible to add additional code using the 'Before HTML' or 'After HTML' wrapper boxes, but these are not the appropriate place to insert your main embed code.
Please use an HTML Snippet component to insert 'embed code' to display content from external websites such as Slate.
Requests submitted by the online forms will be triaged quickly by the UBCMS Help Desk.
Expect UBCMS outages Wednesday mornings from 4:30 to 6:30 during routine updates.
Also, consult the documentation provided by Adobe Day, the vendor of the UBCMS software.
Please note that some of the vendor instructions may not apply and some features may not be available, as the UBCMS has been modified to suit the needs of the UB community.