Zen Cart: Catchable Fatal Error in html_output.php

October 15, 2008 by  
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I’ve been contacted recently by a number of Zen Cart users who are experiencing on occasion, an error similar to the following while working in the administrative section of their sites.

Catchable fatal error: Object of class queryFactoryResult could not be converted to string in … html_output.php

The problem you are experiencing stems from leftover legacy code that is incompatible with PHP5.

Here are two links that will help you understand and correct the issue.

http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90739

http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showpost.php?p=487734&postcount=11

An interim workaround has been provided by the Zen Cart team. The link to the files which solve this issue are provided here.

http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showpost.php?p=487360&postcount=10