stuck in "Loading" or "Stopped" after importing Netscape 4.x bookmarks



16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: cotton, Assigned: bugs)


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.79 [en] (Win98; U)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

I tried Mozilla as an alternate to Netscape, and I love it, except that after I 
imported my Netscape 4.x bookmarks (I can provide the exact file if you e-mail 
me at, Mozilla now loads the default URL (as specified in 
the Options page), then on the next URL (whether loaded in the current window, 
new tab, or new window), it either sticks in a "Loading" state (normallY) or a 
"Stopped" state (if I had hit the Stop button during the loading of the default 
URL).  This problem seemed to disappear after I uninstalled and reinstalled 
using a "clean User (i.e. not using my NS 4x bookmark.htm file), but reappeared 
the next time I used the bookmark.htm file, then was reproducible for ALL users 
(whether that user had imported the bookmark file or not).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Mozilla
2. Reboot
3. Import my NS 4x bookmark.htm file (e-mail me at for file)
4. Attempt to access multiple URLs in same Mozilla session

Actual Results:  
Mozilla sticks in "Loading" or "Stopped" state (see Details for more 
information) when trying to load subsequent URLs (this includes URLs typed in 
the Location bar, as well as, links on the Default URL page).

Expected Results:  
Loaded the desired URL.

This seems like such a basic fundamental crash that I am almost embarrassed to 
report it, but I couldn't find anything in the buglist like it, and my brief 
experience so far with Mozilla is that is is fast and VERY similar in look/feel 
to NS.  This makes want to ensure that Mozilla is a I am reporting 
this bug in the hopes that it can be fixed, or someone can tell me what I am 
doing wrong.  Thanks.

Comment 1

16 years ago
-> bookmarks
Assignee: asa → ben
Severity: blocker → major
Component: Browser-General → Bookmarks
QA Contact: asa → kasumi
Summary: Constant "Loading" or "Stopped" state when attempting to load subsequent URLs after initial Mozilla startup. Only occurs after loading my Netscape 4.x bookmarks. → stuck in "Loading" or "Stopped" after importing Netscape 4.x bookmarks

Comment 2

16 years ago
This issue also occurs with Netscape v7.01 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98;
en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20021120 Netscape/7.01).
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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