status updating broken; clicking doesn't set "Connecting'"; error doesn't cancel "Connecting"

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SeaMonkey
UI Design
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Daniel B., Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

Updating of the status text seems to be broken or illogical.  

1.  Activating a link (clicking on a link, or selecting it by tabbing and 
    then pressing return) does not change the status text from the URL of the 
    link to the "Connecting..." message.

    (Note that clicking on a link and then _moving_ the cursor does change
    the status text, and that successfully loading a new page also changes 
    the status text.)

2.  When the "The operation timed out when attempting to contact xxx" message
    dialog pops up, the status text still says "Connecting to xxx".

    (Note how that is _not_ the current status:  Mozilla is no longer 
    connecting; it has already determined that trying to connect failed.)



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Use a link to a server that is not currently on line (or is slow to 
    respond).
2.  Move the mouse cursor over the link.
3.  Notice that the status text shows the link URL.
4.  Click on the link, being careful not to move the mouse cursor off of the
    link.
5.  Notice that the status text is still the link URL.
6.  Repeat step 4, but also move the mouse cursor away from the link.
7.  Notice that the status text changes to the "Connecting to ..." message.
8.  Wait until the connection times out and the "The operation timed out when 
    attempting to contact xxx" message dialog pops up.
9.  Notice that the status text still says "Connecting to xxx".
Actual Results:  
See steps 5 and 9.

Expected Results:  
It seems that for step 5, Mozilla should display the "Connecting..." message
(at least until the user moves the mouse cursor or tabs the focus to another
link, at which point displaying any focused URL makes sense).

It seems that for step 9, the status text should be updated as soon as
the status changes (when the dialog appears) from attempting to connect to 
the having failed or at least being done with the attempt.

Comment 1

14 years ago
See also bug 85551.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 4

12 years ago
This bug (both parts) still exists in Mozilla 1.7.12 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; 
Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915).
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

Comment 5

12 years ago
Confirmed.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051030 SeaMonkey/1.0b

Component -> XP Apps: GUI Features

Happens on all OSes.

OS -> All
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All

Comment 6

12 years ago
Forgot to mention that only part 1 still happens. Part 2 has been fixed.
Thanks for the reminder, ajschult. :)

Updated

9 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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