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The upgrade we did last night from 2.8.1. to 2.9 seemed OK. However we only tested the back-end so far!

While running the front-end we're getting these errors messages on all pages…

Error

You have an invalid conditional in your template. Please review your conditionals for an unclosed string, invalid operators, a missing }, or a missing {/if}.

Lexer State: if: is a reserved prefix.

Of course we're focussed on finding incorrect conditional errors and couldn't find any! Checked 50+ templates. Close to giving up we found the issues caused by a missing } in a script in our HTML footer…..

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    Yes the syntax seems more strictly enforced...I've found a number of missing } and / in my code, even an entirely missing {/if}. I just remove big chunks from my template to quickly narrow it down to smaller areas...it's usually not hard from there. Jul 17 '14 at 8:21
  • Please, move the answer to a proper answer and mark it as right.
    – Sobral
    Jul 17 '14 at 12:08
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Yes the syntax seems more strictly enforced...I've found a number of missing } and / in my code, even an entirely missing {/if}. I just remove big chunks from my template to quickly narrow it down to smaller areas...it's usually not hard from there.

(move to answer as per Robson)

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  • i use indentation in template files and a customised ExpressionEngine syntax highlighter (Sublime Text editor) That helps a lot for reviewing code (incorrect tags not coloured)
    – GDmac
    Sep 27 '14 at 13:23
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I also found this case:

{exp:channel:entries channel="resources" status="open" url_title="{last_segment}" limit="1" disable="member_data|trackbacks|pagination" track_views="one"}
{exp:ifelse parse="inward"}
     {if xxx}


     {/if}
{/exp:channel:entries}
{/exp:ifelse}

did not work, but

{exp:channel:entries channel="resources" status="open" url_title="{last_segment}" limit="1" disable="member_data|trackbacks|pagination" track_views="one"}
{exp:ifelse parse="inward"}

     {if xxx}

     {/if} 

{/exp:ifelse}
{/exp:channel:entries}

did. Note the order of the channel entries tag and the closing IfElse tag in relation to the opening tags.

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