Web pages do not load with Mozilla; do load with IE

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
16 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Douglas Van Wieren, Assigned: Susie Wyshak)

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204

Several of the web pages I've tried to access through the acm web site
(http://www.acm.org) simply "hang" --- my browser times out and I do not
get the requested information.  This happens ONLY when I use a mozilla browser
{Build ID:  2002032519-SuSE}.  The same pages do not hang when I use IE (and an
operating system which supports that browser).  Specific pages include:

     http://www.acm.org/about_acm/acmorg.html
     http://icpc.baylor.edu/icpc/Registration.html
     
(This second page hangs off the www.acm.org website and is used to register
teams for the acm collegiate programming contest.)

My university will likely discontinue IE support (long story, basically can't
afford MS); so, to me, it's a more serious problem than the usual OS advocacy
issues.  In fact, I've already spent a reasonable amount of time eliminating (or
trying to eliminate) other possible causes.  Bottom line:  I have not been able
to access these pages through mozilla at all.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit URL with Mozilla 
2. Wait and wait
3. Go to step 2 

Actual Results:  
Sometimes, the web site would visibly time out.  Then, iI would try again. 
After twenty minutes or so of trying again and again, I would get frustrated and
go to our aging microcomputer lab and turn on one of our dusty 486 machines with
Windows 95.  Using IE, I would be able to immediately load the desired page and
visit the site.  

Very embarassing when repeatedly performed in front of students.  They're not
impressed with mozilla.

Expected Results:  
I don't think there's a problem with Mozilla.  The page should have loaded ---
correctly or incorrectly --- within two or three minutes.

Comment 1

16 years ago
These pages load instantly on Mozilla 1.1 Jagwire.

Comment 2

16 years ago
WFM 2002102814 PC/Win98.
Resolving WFM.  If we can consistently reproduce an issue, bug can be reopened.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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