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Applet removing itself from the DOM document tree causes crash




15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: David J. Trombley, Unassigned)




Firefox Tracking Flags

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031020 Debian/1.5-1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031020 Debian/1.5-1

If a java applet removes the corresponding applet element node from the DOM
tree, Mozilla crashes.  This happens reliably.  I'm not sure if it's valid
behavior for an applet to do this, but there should be some way for it to clean
up gracefully.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Put an applet in an HTML page in a TD with some ID=xxx
2.  Have the java applet evaluate javascript to get the TD by ID
3.  Have the java applet remove it's own node from the TD.
Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
I'm not sure how DOM implementation works, but if there is any way to associate
the applet with the page and continue it running, that would be the ideal.  At
very least it should stop the applet gracefully.
This needs a testcase.  I suspect the problem is that the applet itself crashes,
not that the browser crashes....
Keywords: qawanted

Comment 2

14 years ago
David could you set up a testcase with a java applet that simply removes itself?
This would help us greatly to fix this bug. Thanks a lot!
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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