User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Due to network slow-downs at work, sometimes I attempt to retrieve web pages over a very slow connection or the network connection goes down completely in the middle of me trying to retrieve a web page. Several times I have seen Mozilla attempt to retrieve the page and eventually give up. This might seem normal, but no notification is given to the user. Other times I get a "connection refused" message or something of that sort, but in the case of this bug, no alert box appears and the status bar reports "Done." even though the page hasn't loaded. The most recent example was at www.google.com. I clicked on a link that said something along the lines of "buy a beach towel in the Google store," and it slowly tried to connect. Eventually the security lock showed up as locked in the bottom right of the UI (like it had moved to a secure site), but I was still at the main Google search page. It took roughly a minute or so, but eventually "Done." was displayed in the status bar even though I was still at Google's main page. At that point the browser had basically "given up." No alert was given to notify me that the connection failed, however. Unfortunately this bug is kind of random and requires (I believe) a slow to nonexistent connection to reproduce, but it is odd nonetheless. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Attempt to load a new web page while on a slow or broken connection. 2. Wait and watch as the browser eventually gives up, showing "Done." in the status bar. 3. Notice that the web page has not loaded, and no notification has been given as to why. Actual Results: The web page does not load, but browser gives up without displaying a message as to why. Expected Results: Web page fails to load and gives error message as to why the problem occurred (connection failure, etc).
Sounds like you are having problems w/ HTTP and/or HTTPS specifically. I test the connection timeout and connection refused errors for HTTP regularly, and they work. You might be having problems with a partial transfer of data. What URL are you clicking on?
Component: Networking → Networking: HTTP
QA Contact: benc → httpqa
Summary: Sometimes Mozilla gives up when a connection isn't established, but no notification is given to the user. → Sometimes when a connection isn't established, no notification is given to the user.
I agree that the connection timeout and connection refused errors work, as I see them quite regularly when at home and even when at work. However, I still have seen random cases where the browser gives up without any such notification. It doesn't happen with a specific URL. I mentioned the Google one in my write-up, but it happened with several others. I agree that the problem most likely has to do with partial transfer of data, as the browser visibly acts like it is in the process of fetching the site (see my comment about the security lock in my initial report), but when it finally gives up and displays "Done" in the status bar, I am still at the previous site and I have received no notification of any kind as to why the browser has given up without displaying the page I requested.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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