On the Develop page, the links to categories do not work

Links to categories do not work, and attempts to navigate to them manually result in 404s or other weird errors.
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It loads a wide variety of other pages, when it should be loading http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=XX where XX is ‘Models’, ‘Decals’, ‘Audio’, or ‘Plugins’. Below is my process to get there (and what a determined user might have to go through).

Actions and resulting URLs: X will refer to ‘models’, ‘decals’, ‘audio’, or ‘plugins’. XX will refer to ‘Models’, ‘Decals’, ‘Audio’, or ‘Plugins’

[li] Clicking: None of these cause navigation, but change the current URL. All start from http://www.roblox.com/develop/library
[li] Click X (first): http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=X e.g. http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=models
[li] Click X (second): http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=X#category=X e.g. http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=decals#category=decals
[li] These do not always act as written

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=X[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=decals[/i] 404.

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library#category=X[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library#category=decals[/i] URL becomes [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/category=X[/i] with infinite loading screen.

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/#category=X[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/#category=decals[/i] URL becomes [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/category=X?CatalogContext=DevelopOnly&Category=Models[/i] loads models

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/category=X?CatalogContext=DevelopOnly&Category=Models[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/category=decals?CatalogContext=DevelopOnly&Category=Models[/i] 404. No change in URL.

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=X&CatalogContext=DevelopOnly&Category=Models[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=decals&CatalogContext=DevelopOnly&Category=Models[/i] Infinite loading screen. No change in URL.

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=X[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=audio[/i] Infinite loading screen. No change in URL.

[li] [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=XX[/i] e.g. [i]http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/?category=Audio[/i] [b]WORKS[/b] Loads the catalog within the 'Library' tab. 'category' is case insensitive. No change in URL.


Once the page finally loads, the buttons only link to http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/category=X e.g. http://www.roblox.com/develop/library/category=audio which do not work.

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Is this still happening? I can’t find any invalid links on the develop page.

It turns out this was caused by an add-on.

This seems like an odd collision, but it might make sense if the add-on somehow modifies link navigation or detection of it or something. Thanks for looking into it, though. If I ever experience it without any add-ons I’ll bring this back up.