Go to slip/projects/marvin/wallet/login.html. Fill in form and submit it. Switch to another window which overlays the browser and then switch back to the browser. Browser repaints fine. Now copy slip/projects/marvin/wallet/login.html onto a local file on your hard drive. Go to that file. Perform the same steps as above. When you switch back to the browser, screen fails to repaint. It looks like this page is calling a cgi script and when you moved the page to the hard drive, you no longer have the script. That's why I reported this as a problem with a missing cgi script, but I could be totally wrong about that.
Summary: Missing cgi script causes screen not to repaint → Loading missing local file causes screen not to repaint
The cgi does not exist on the server or locally, actually. The difference has to do with the errors returned, probably. On 4.5, when you call a bogus local file, you get a little pop-up that says "Netscape is unable to find the file or directory...". Looks like we are missing something like that in Seamonkey. To reproduce this bug, just try to load any bogus local file, then go to another window and come back. cc'ing warren and adjusting summary.
Steve, can you step through this and let us know what's going on? Thanks.
Warren, we know exactly what is going on. Paul summarized it nicely.
Steve, I mean that we would like you to try and debug the problem. The necko team is completely overloaded at the moment, and as much as we'd like to get to this, we're not able to at the moment. If you've got time to help out, that would be great. Otherwise, I'm going to have to mark this for m10 or later.
I can't reproduce this. Steve, can you try it again?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Looks like it got fixed somewhere along the line because I'm not seeing the original problem any more. Closing this out. However we do not get the pop-up saying "file does not exist" as Paul described. That's true for local files as well as from across the net. Is there already an open bug on that or should I open one?
I couldn't find a bug on this. I will file it. Marking this bug verified works for me.
Bulk move of all Necko (to be deleted component) bugs to new Networking component.
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