emmfp6.cordis.lu - JS frame access bug on EU website's registration form



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Justin Clift, Unassigned)






15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

The European Commission has put forth a call for "experts" to register to assist
them in their "Framework Proposal 6".  It's a major push the Open Source
Community is getting into, as it means a *lot* of governmental research,
funding, and exposure by the EU.

However, when people register through the appropriate page (the URL given in
this form) there is a bug with point 25.  It's supposed to show a list of
keywords that people can select, but it appears there is a bug in the code on
their site.  However, the technical support department responsible (CORDIS) need
to know why it's not working in order for them to be able to fix it.  Sure, it's
probably their fault, but if we don't somehow make this happen then we (the Open
Source Community) lose out on a *lot* of opportunity.  :-(

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the above URL.  It's a registration form.
2. Fill out whatever data you want in order to reach step 25.
3. When reaching step 25, it opens a subwindows that is supposed to give a
drag-and-drop list of selectable keywords, but the list never displays.

Actual Results:  
Fairly blank page without the needed list.

Expected Results:  
Should have displayed a list of keywords that could be drag-n-dropped to another
part of the window.

Gervase Markham (gerv@mozilla.org) has further details about this (he
recommended filing a "Tech Evangelism bug here).

Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> can also confirm the seriousness of this problem
if need be.

If possible we need to find out why the website code breaks, and then let the
CORDIS team know.  Registrations for the FP6 program close on the 31st of this
month, but we should allow for the fact that they are a beaurocracy and have a
process to follow to get everything done (probably very slow).

Comment 1

15 years ago
Added Gervase Markham to the CC list, so he is aware of the Bug ID number and
can do the appropriate things.
-> Tech Evangelism.

Severity: blocker → major
Component: Browser-General → Europe: Central
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Summary: Important Tech Evangelism thing. The EU website appears to have a bug in point 25 and need to know why it does work for Mozilla. → JS frame access bug on EU website's registration form
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Reassigning to owner/QA of selected component. Whoever that owner is: I would
appreciate it if you could look into this as soon as possible. Thanks :-)

Assignee: asa → piskozub
QA Contact: asa → pali

Comment 4

15 years ago
This should be Europe:West but I accept as I am professioanlly interested in
that site (I wanted to apply as a 6PF expert, anyway!)

I will research the problem today.
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Dec

Comment 5

15 years ago
Haven't heard anything further in relation to this.

Any progress?  Going to speak to the CORDIS team later on today.

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift
piskozub@ucsd.edu: did you ever get anywhere with this?


Comment 7

15 years ago
I admit I did not have time for this. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

To make it worse I will not be able to take the bug soon. Reassigning to where
it really belongs. -> Europe: West
Assignee: piskozub → nitot
Component: Europe: Central → Europe: West
QA Contact: pali → brantgurganus2001


15 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: Dec → ---
Summary: JS frame access bug on EU website's registration form → emmfp6.cordis.lu - JS frame access bug on EU website's registration form
Assignee: nitot → german
Component: Europe: West → German
QA Contact: brantgurganus2001 → german
Is this still an issue ?

Comment 10

9 years ago
Certainty not. Funny thing but I actually did register as an EU expert a few years after the bug was opened (2005 or 2006). Of course, I used a gecko based browser and I had no problems. I completely forgot about this bug - I would have closed it earlier.

Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Thanks for your response Jacek !
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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