crash on submitting search form at cnn.com

VERIFIED INVALID

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P2
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VERIFIED INVALID
20 years ago
20 years ago

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(Reporter: ernie, Assigned: pollmann)

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x86
Windows NT
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Description

20 years ago
the search form at the top of cnn.com causes a crash
using the 11/30 build on NT and win98.

part of the form code is below.
basically, there is a js call (document.seek_top.submit())
to do a GET request when "go" is clicked on.

<FORM NAME="seek_top" METHOD=GET ACTION="http://search.cnn.com:8765/query.html">

<A HREF="javascript:document.seek_top.submit()"><FONT FACE="Helvetica,
Arial,sans-serif" COLOR="#FFFFFF" SIZE="2">go</FONT></A>
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Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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Comment 1

20 years ago
This one can be distilled to:
http://blueviper/forms/submitcrash.html

It appears that JS is trying to fetch the property "submit" of the form seek_top
and is getting back a null.  Still looking into it.
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Updated

20 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

20 years ago
Gecko no longer crashes in this case

cnn.com has changed their page for Gecko's useragent string.  However, I tested
with an old version I had saved (blueviper/forms/submitcrash_cnn.html) and the
"distilled version" (blueviper/forms/submitcrash.html) and neither caused a
crash.

Updated

20 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 3

20 years ago
Marking Verified/Invalid
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