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I'm experiencing a strange issue when trying to modify items in a list in WSS3.

My user is a site collection administrator and should have full permissions on the list. I can view the items, but when I change any of the properties and click OK, nothing happens. The page posts back but it doesn't save my changes.

I don't get any error messages and there is nothing in the logs.

I thought it was this issue but Rodney's tool reports that the issue isn't present on my site.

I'm at a total loss as to what's going on, any ideas?

UPDATE: I've carried out some more tests, I can edit the list items programmatically and also in Data Sheet view. The problem seems to just be with the standard edit form.

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check your ULS log for critical issues that happens when you try to save, and post them here please – Anders Rask Aug 4 '11 at 10:25
There are no specific errors generated when I try and save the list item unfortunately. – RobertDougan Aug 4 '11 at 11:52
Are you using a stock editform or is this custom? – Eric Alexander Aug 4 '11 at 12:03
It's a standard form, it happens with all lists in the system. – RobertDougan Aug 4 '11 at 12:50
Have you tried this with different browsers or on different machines? – Dave Wise Aug 4 '11 at 14:54

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