Firefox Focus: after clearing history links are still marked as visited

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox for Android
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RESOLVED INVALID
4 months ago
4 months ago

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(Reporter: d, Unassigned)

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Description

4 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/60.0.3112.113 Chrome/60.0.3112.113 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

I started with a fresh browser session in Firefox Klar (the German localized version of Firefox Focus) on Android 6.0.1 (Cyanogenmod 13). I use the current version of Firefox Klar from the Google play store.

I visited a website and followed a link from there. Then I erased the browser history. Some time later I visited the same website again and the link was still marked as visited.

I attached a screencast demonstrating the problem.


Actual results:

A link was marked as "visited" (so had a different color than the other links) in a fresh Firefox focus session.

This can be reproduced with other links on the same website.


Expected results:

With an erased history the browser should not show that the link was visited earlier, it should be blue like all other links.
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Comment 1

4 months ago
The screencast showing the issue:
https://streamable.com/oix4g
Hey d.

Thanks for signing up for Bugzilla to report this! Unfortunately, our Firefox Focus bugs are over at github: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/focus-android/issues/

This is a known issue that's been plaguing us for a while - it's a behavior of the underlying webview. There's
- The original issue [1]
- Problems with google & reddit even after the fix [2]
- A bug to track the bug in chromium [3][4]
- An additional bug for reddit [5]

I'm not sure we've seen the issue for your particular website before though – do you mind posting on github? Maybe in [5]? If it's too much work to create an account or post, feel free to post here, add the Need more information from ":mcomella" (autocomplete for me!) flag, and I can relay the information.

Thanks again!

[1]: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/focus-android/issues/322
[2]: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/focus-android/issues/828
[3]: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/focus-android/issues/990
[4]: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=709627
[5]: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/focus-android/issues/1220
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 months ago
Flags: needinfo?(d)
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

4 months ago
Oh, I didn't know Firefox Focus bugs are not tracked in the mozilla bugtracker. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I'll hop over to github and post it there then.
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