User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; OneDisc.com, Inc.; MSN; .NET CLR 1.0.3705) Build Identifier: [multiple builds] Users of LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com/, an online journalling site) using Mozilla to update their journals (at http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml or http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml? mode=full) have reported that Mozilla will often post their entries multiple times. The problem appears to be this: LiveJournal's servers are continually under very high load, so that LiveJournal is not always able to return acknowledgement of receipt when the post-entry form is submitted, even when it is submitted properly. It appears that when LiveJournal does not acknowledge the form submission, Mozilla resubmits the form, sometimes repeatedly. This does not appear to be the behavior of other browsers (such as Internet Explorer). Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: I imagine the following steps would work, if they are possible, though I've not been able to try them: 1. Set up a server in such a way that it does not acknowledge form submissions. 2. Create a form on this server that, when submitted, sends you a "form" e-mail. 3. Submit this form in Mozilla. Actual Results: You will receive the form e-mail infinitely many times (or as many times as Mozilla submits the form before you close the browser). Expected Results: I cannot say what Mozilla /should/ do, but the behavior of Internet Explorer is to submit the form only once. In the case of LiveJournal, the latter is certainly much preferable; and, in general, I can think of no circumstance where Mozilla's current behavior would be preferable to simply informing the user that the form submission was not acknowledged, and suggesting that they try again. I will report additional information as I procure it.
i've seen something like that happen when i add attachments in bugzilla reports. The first time was 2002-04-16 in bug 119328. Mozilla just kept spinning. I thought it hadn't uploaded yet, but since it took it's while I happened to reload the bug in another tab. And saw 3 copies of the attachment! Had to hit STOP to abort the mischievous uploads. Same thing happened again around a week ago.
What exactly is happening? Is the page changing when the submit button is clicked, or the throbber starts to spin? Is there a repeated post dialog that pops up? Is the submit button clicked repeatedly? Is the page reloaded repeatedly?
personally i clicked once, then sat back and waited. I thought it took mysteriously long to add one pic, so i opened a new tab - opened the bug there, and saw that the attachment i had gotten no confirmation about had already been uploaded three times. I then activated the tab the attachment form was in and hit STOP button, to avoid further messing up the bug. On an occation a week aga the same happened, but with a smaller image, and it had submitted 5 times before i realized somethint was going wrong.
maybe i'll create a test server that uses raw sockets, to test that. is odd that a server is that busy so that it does not handle the TCP/IP duties first. well, if i get some time this week i will test to see. i'm interrested too in this thing.
Additional information: I believe this to happen on multiple builds, but the specific LiveJournal user who submitted the support request prompting me to post this wrote thus: "I'm running Mozilla 1.0.1, on two different machines, one running Windows 98, the other Windows NT." Again, I think the problem is broader than that, but if you are having difficulty reproducing the bug, you may wish to focus on that browser version on those two platforms. Thank you very much for your help.
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Last Resolved: 10 years ago
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