I am utilizing a hands-built theme (Wordpress v3.1.3 here), and so i imagine it is a tag that I have overlooked that's keeping the shape motionless.

Some troubleshooting that I have already investigated:

  • Script: loading fine, without errors within the console.
  • Present: reply Web addresses referencing comment ID (?replytocom=2#respond)
  • Present: <ol class="commentlist">
  • Present: <li id="li-comment-2" ...
  • Present: <div id="respond"> encapsulating the comment form
  • Reply link looks good: onclick='return addComment.moveForm("comment-2", "2", "respond", "39")'

The JS function under consideration: http://pastie.org/837866

RESOLVED:

The script is not pleased with the way in which my theme was camouflaging the hyperlink with id="cancel-comment-reply-link" -- as observed in the script: cancel = this.I('cancel-comment-reply-link') -- and was failing due to it.

As pointed out above:

The script is not pleased with the way in which my theme was camouflaging the hyperlink with id="cancel-comment-reply-link" -- as observed in the script: cancel = this.I('cancel-comment-reply-link') -- and was failing due to it.