Online stock-screening form doesn't update properly



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Carl Ponder, Unassigned)






15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; AIX 002356DA4C00; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031021 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; AIX 002356DA4C00; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031021 Firebird/0.7

With Charles Schwab's "stock screener" web-page form, you click on different
criteria and it updates the set of suitable stocks. This works on Netscape 4 and
Internet Explorer but not on Netscape 7 or Mozilla, including FireBird.

Looking at the "Page Source" window, it looks like the outer framework of the
page is written in HTML but the form is written in Javascript. The URL above
gets you to the first form; as you click as described below, the form keeps
changing but the URL does not.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log onto account page at Charles Schwab
2.Select "quotes & research"
3.Select "stocks"
4. Select "create your own screener"
5. Pick some criteria like "S&P Stars" and "P/E"
6. Click on "submit"
7. On the new form, set "S&P Stars" to "4 or 5 Stars"

Actual Results:  
The form doesn't update itself. If you click on "See Results", you just get a
list of all the stock in the database, as if the criteria restrictions never

Expected Results:  
The "Total Matches" should report the number of stocks that match the updated
criteria. When you click on "See Results", it lists all the stocks that had
matched the criteria.

I don't know if this is a bug in the Mozilla or the Charles Schwab. I can't find
any such big listed in BugZilla. Schwab doesn't list Mozilla as one of the
supported browsers, although they do say "Netscape 4 or above" even though it
doesn't work with Netscape 7.

I'd hope that your developers has an account with Schwab to be able to test
this. If not, do any of you live in Austin Texas?

Comment 1

15 years ago
Is it possible to create a small testcase from the HTML page to illustrate the

Comment 2

13 years ago
The problem has gone away with the recent versions of FireFox.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 3

13 years ago
No specific bug / patch referenced as the fix.

Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 4

13 years ago
Oops.  Sorry, I didn't notice this was Tech Evangelism right away.  No reference required for this.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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