DESCRIPTION: I'm seeing missing characters over HTTP on both text/html and text/plain files. It looks like one character at the edge of each packet is being dropped. This seems to be a recent regression. In addition to missing characters, it causes some other strange problems. For example, on the new bug form that I'm filling out now, the OS field is very wide because one of the options is 'Mac System 7.6.1OPTION VALUE="Mac System 8.0">Mac System 8.0'. STEPS TO EPRODUCE: * load attached test case ACTUAL RESULTS: * some lines are one character too short EXPECTED RESULTS: * they should all be the same length DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY ON: * Linux, apprunner, 1999-10-20-08-M12
18 years ago
This causes (not too surprisingly) strange and erratic problems on web pages all over the place. Losing a character of markup can have very strange effects. (I'd say it causes obvious problems (many of which make the page unusable) on about 1 out of 25 to 50 pages, as a rough guess.) For example, it caused misaligned table cells on an LXR diff so that the entire page was off to the right of the screen (since the "<" of a "<TD>" was lost). I've also seen it show up on bugzilla forms two or three different times. Making P1 and marking as DOGFOOD.
Putting on the PDT+ radar.
This looks bad... I can't verify/test this where I am but considering the urgency of this bug am assigning it to valeski. CC'ing warren, in case he has seen anything like that...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19337 ***
Marking VERIFIED DUPLICATE.
Bulk move of all Necko (to be deleted component) bugs to new Networking component.