Display webpage when loading is canceled even if not all scripts are loaded




15 years ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: timwi, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

Suppose you have a huge HTML page. You don't want to have to wait for it to
finish loading, so you press Esc and it will display just the top bit.

HOWEVER, and this is the problem, if the page is small and loads just fine, but
the style sheet or any other page-global part that is needed to display the page
refuses to load, then pressing Esc to cancel the load leaves an empty window
even though all the HTML has been downloaded and should be available for display.

Alternatively, of course, Mozilla could *always* display everything it's got
instead of waiting for the style sheet. Of course this would mean re-rendering
the entire page once the style sheet is available, and whether that is a problem
or not I will leave to others to judge.

I am unsure whether this is a feature request or a bug. The description of the
"minor" severity says it applies when there is an easy workaround, and for this,
there isn't.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Edit your hosts file and set "stat.livejournal.com" to some IP that doesn't
2. Try to load http://www.livejournal.com/
3. Wait some time so it has a chance to load the HTML, but press Esc before the
non-responding request for the style sheet times out.

Actual Results:  
Page is blank.

Expected Results:  
Page should display without the stylesheet information.


15 years ago
Whiteboard: DUPEME

Comment 1

15 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 220142 ***
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Reopening; the other bug covers stylesheets; this should probably cover scripts
(since it covers all "page-global" objects....).
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Summary: Display webpage when loading is canceled → Display webpage when loading is canceled even if not all scripts are loaded
To DOM to decide whether it's ok to display a page with scripts that failed to load.
Assignee: general → general
Component: Browser-General → DOM
QA Contact: general → ian

Comment 4

14 years ago
(Seen also with Linux builds)

Just for information, Konqueror and Opera both display HTML even if the slow
script isn't still loaded.
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13 years ago
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: general → nobody
QA Contact: ian → general

Move all DOM bugs that haven’t been updated in more than 3 years and has no one currently assigned to P5.

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Priority: -- → P5
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