User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316 This appears to be a bug, which when faced with some non-conformant HTML, causes both Mozilla 1.7b and Firefox 0.8 to crash silently without an error message. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to the above link 2. Watch it crash 3. ???? 4. Pofit Actual Results: The page starts to display, but then suddenly crashes. No more Mozilla in memory. Expected Results: Displayed the Web page. Theme is Classic. I'm using Talkback, but it didn't talk to me.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/25/1079939783247.html is the URL which caused this crash. I have seen many other similar URLs with the same effect.
Works fine for me, Mozilla 1.7b WinXP. Does it still crash for you if you create a new profile?
As suggested, I created a new test profile -- and sure enough, the crash is still consistent. Can anyone suggest how I can capture the cause of this crash?
Try removing Mozilla (the program, not the profile) from your harddisk and install again. It'll free you from all sorts of plugins and other stuff that could be causing this. You can capture this crash if you have debug build but since you asked the question I assume you don't have one.
Actually, this is a fresh install of Mozilla (downloaded and installed today.) Previously, I have been using Firefox, which exhibits the same behaviour (crashing the browser without warning on some pages.) I think I have the debug version of the Mozilla browser--at least the menu says Debug, but the build option suggests otherwise (see below). I am willing to download a debug build if one exists. about:buildconfig Build platform target i586-pc-msvc Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 -TC -nologo -W3 -nologo -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 -TP -nologo -W3 -nologo -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) -I/usr/X11R6/include Configure arguments --without-system-jpg --without-system-zlib --enable-extensions=default,irc,tasks --enable-crypto --disable-auto-deps --disable-debug --enable-optimize=-O1
> I think I have the debug version of the Mozilla browser--at least the menu says Debug Well, that's a no ;) Debug builds are hand made by compiling the source yourself. Additional files are created during the process that can be used by a debugger to step through the code and show a stacktrace. They are not available for download. The Debug menu is available in all nightlies. It is removed from releases. Can you post some more urls that crash consistently?
WFM Maybe try reinstalling your JRE?
does it crash if you remove your flash plugin?
Regarding the question of whether Flash disabled will cause a problem -- with Firefox, I am using the "Click to Display Flash" option, which means that Flash won't run on this page -- but it will still crash the browser. Incidentally, how can I quickly disable Flash, to test this with Mozilla?
just move the plugin out of the plugin directory?
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040321 Firefox/0.8.0+