This may be a proxy/Necko related problem. Loading a form and checking the box that pops up for "never save" for the form generates this in the Apprunner console box: ** GetStringFromName: WantToCaptureForm?, Do you want to put the values on this form into your wallet? Reading file... Reading file...Done ** GetStringFromName: NeverSave, Never save this form onUpate Do you want to put the values on this form into your wallet? setting message setting message onUpate Do you want to put the values on this form into your wallet? setting message Never save this form setting message Connect: Looking up host: people.netscape.com... Connect: Looking up host: people.netscape.com... Connect: Contacting host: people.netscape.com... I believe the last bit was the proxy not working. I was loading the HTML source from an intranet site, so I didn't expect it to try and go to people.netscape.com. After this all happened, Mozilla freezes up and only closing AppRunner.exe's window will close the browser.
Reassigning to Steve.
The access to people.netscape.com is normal -- we need to fetch some tables that tell us how to interpret the field names found on forms. But the fact that it hung on accessing those files is not normal. Are you able to access the following location from the 5.0 browser executing within your firewall? This is one of the files that we are attempting to download. http://people.netscape.com/morse/wallet/FieldSchema.tbl
Actually this might be a dup of 6157. Did you wait long enough for the download to complete?
I believe it didn't load because I hadn't put in my proxy settings yet. I just tried using the Preferences menu item and it just brings up a blank window filled with the picture of the windows and desktop behind it. I'm using Mozilla build Milestone 8.5, that might mean a bit more. I didn't see a place on the form to say that. Why does the browser need to reach an external source for reading a local file? It seems a bit silly. How could you properly view a form on an html on your own computer, if you had your own web server and no net connection? Maybe I should make a new bugzilla entry for the Preferences bug I encountered?
Resetting Target Milestone from M8 to M9 since M8 is long gone :-)
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
You say you are using Milestone 8.5. I know what M8 is but I have no idea what M8.5 is. M8 did not have necko. Does your M8.5 have necko. If so, that would explain the problem. Necko introduced bug 10456 which prevented the files in question from being downloaded. We have since put in a temporary patch to at least get by this "hang". You might have a version post-necko but pre-patch. Try a current build and let me know if you are still seeing the problem. I'm going to mark this as a dup of 10456. Regarding your questions as to why we are downloading these files. They are not local files -- they are translation tables housed on the netcenter server (or at least they will be in the final release). These tables might change frequently as we add better mapping rules and so we don't want them kept locally on the client but rather want them to be downloaded once per browser session. There will be an initial local copy so that if you can't get a connection outside your firewall, then you will use the local copy. And that copy will get updated each time a successfull download occurs. Currently we hang if the download doesn't finish but that is currently being changed. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10456 ***
If it's going to access these remote tables I'll assume there'll be a pref for ppl who don't want this?
There'll probably be a pref specifying the URL of the server on which the files are hosted. This would allow ISP's to provide their own tables if they desire. And setting this URL to null would simply not load any tables.
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