User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Please go to www.zdnet.com today(05/23/2003) and click the headline "Sun and Oracle talk SCO". In my windows 2000 + mozilla 1.4b, that page is reloaded and no video is shown. IE5 is OK however. Someone in mozilla newsgroup encourages me to file this bug. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.go to www.zdnet.com (05/23/2003), page content may change 2.click the headline "Sun and Oracle talk SCO". 3. Actual Results: No video window is shown. Expected Results: a windows pops up to show the video.
It works if you unblock the popups. Strange though that no icon was shown when blocking is on. Kind of confuses you.
I tested this initially with popup blocking enabled but allowed for zdnet.com and reproduced the issue. I turned off all popup blocking and was then able to load the new window containing the video. 2003052108/win2k trunk build. I also did not see a blocked popup icon in the status bar.
I think the issue here is that the popup is generated on a page from cnet <http://www.cnet.com/video/synd/mail_redir2.html?vid_win=http://zdnet.com.com/1601-2-1008105.html> which opens the popup on zdnet.
Um, I checked it out with the block unrequest pop-up enabled. When clicking on the hyperlink, the webpage reload itself and saw the pop-up icon (Strange Star Shape with ! on it) for only a second or so while the webpage is loading. Then it goes away when the webpage finished loading. This is with Build ID # 2003-05-23-09.
Bob is right, technically the popup is unrequested. It redirects to that cnet site then back to zdnet, then tries to open the popup. Since the popup isn't being called for as a direct consequence of a click, it doesn't appear. If you manage to very quickly click the "blocked popup" icon before it disappears, you can unblock the site and see the video. I'm going to mark this bug a duplicate of bug 202226, which deals with adding a preference to allow you to do exactly this. Please feel free to reopen if you disagree. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 202226 ***