Closed Bug 166040 Opened 18 years ago Closed 17 years ago
Mozilla loops indefinetly with bad HTML
The URL mentioned, http://www.waitrose.co.uk loops mozilla cvs 20020901 indefinetly when there is a bad HTML META tag. The URL given servers up this content... <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0 URL=http://www.waitrose.com"> </head> <body> . </body> Notice, no semicolon between the "0" and "URL". Mozilla should barf instead of looping forever. Maybe a job for evangelism (doesn't appear to be a category for logging bugs for evangelism) ?
In this case, Mozilla is performing the instructions on the page perfectly. At the same time, it doesn't prevent the user from pressing "Stop" or closing the window/tab, so there's no problem with Mozilla here. The only problem is with the code of the page. Also, there is a separate "Product" for evangelism problems.
No, it's really a bug. The redirect goes to www.waitrose.com, not to the same page (www.waitrose.co.uk). Mozilla always reloads the same page, possible due to the missing semicolon.
We really need to work on not aassuming that "malformed uri" means "" in cases like this....
Is anyone working on this ?
WorksForMe, Moz 1.3b on WinXP. I'm going ahead and marking this as a duplicate of bug 170021, I'm assuming that rewrite of the meta refresh code took care of this (see testcase 1 of that bug). *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 170021 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Component: Browser-General → Embedding: Docshell
QA Contact: asa → adamlock
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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