When I enter any text in a form field (for example groups.google.com or www.google.com) and hit the submit button, I sometimes get a blank results page. If I view source, it just gives me the very first few html tags, something like <html><body>... This does not happen all the time. I have not found a cause for it, but it did seem to happen once or twice when I launched Mozilla and QFA Talkback did not initialize. Another time, I launched, Talkback initialized and I didn't get this problem.
Does it happen on normal pages too? (pages that are not answers to a form submission) I observed this kind of behaviour i.e. when loading bugzilla.mozilla.org. (unfortunately, is so hard to reproduce) and mostly then when you start the browser.
No, that's the weird part. It's just on form submissions. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it's not happening now that I stopped and started mozilla.
Yeah, it looks like the broken load issue. That is not a particular form submission bug, but rather a network/layout issue. There is a bug 95487 that describes something similar and I also observed this, as I already mentioned, while trying to load http://bugzilla.mozilla.org and also http://www.google.com. If this happens, hiting "reload" (Ctrl+R) will 'repair' the page on the screen, however it might be necessary to hit "relaod" more than once to get the whole page, depending on the siae of the document. The fact that it occured on a google page makes me think that it may also be realated to the HTTP server that serve the files (need to sniff the servers too). Sometimes I observed cases where even "reload"-ing does not help so, as Heather described in her comment above, the browser has to be restarted. - marking NEW since I observed this bug often - changing severity to something less painful :-) - changing Platorm and OS to all - reassign to Layout [may be dup of bug 95487 - verifying......]
yes, that's one thing I forgot to mention - hitting reload over and over did not work.
setting milestone Heather: Do you still see this with newer builds of mozilla?
No response from reporter in 2 months. Resolving WORKSFORME. Please reopen if you continue to have this problem.
verifying, havent seen this for a very long time