Stops responding when replying to a thread or using "quote" to reply to a thread




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Craig Douglas, Assigned: Blake Ross)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: 

I have just installed Firefox, it is very smooth, however, when I use it on (registered member) to look at a thread, if I try to reply, Firefox stops responding and my CPU usage climbs to approx 51%. 

I'm running stock standard 0.9.2 it locks the page, I can Control+Alt+Delete and close the "not responding" pages. This is only found when replying to a post or using quote to reply to a post. I tried rebooting to no avail. Then tried IE and everything is normal, only find problem with Firefox...

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. As described above, go to Wilders Security
2. View a thread
3. try to reply or use "quote" to reply

Actual Results:  
Page stops responding

Expected Results:  
Continued, allowing a reply or a quote and a reply.


14 years ago
Assignee: bugs → firefox
Severity: normal → major
Component: Web Site → General
Keywords: hang
QA Contact: firefox.general

Comment 1

14 years ago
Solution was found, see:

after removing and reinstalling to no avail, I was advised to remove the 
Mozilla folder from Documents and Settings\User\Application Data, restart FF, 
it then asked if I wanted to "Import" settings, I said no, and now it's as it 
should be...

Comment 2

14 years ago
I have the same problem, FireFox appears to be parsing the tags in the textarea,
I have 2 links that demonstrate the problem.

I run a forum, and for message preview I need to prefill the textarea from a
previous copy, users who enter for example an img tag, but miss off the closing
quote around the URL are currently corrupting the next page.
- this file has an unmatched " inside the textarea, FireFox missed the
</textarea> tag, and include extra code in the edit box.
- I tried using &quot; (&amp;quot; - in case this is parsed here) to get around
this, which half works, at least it sees the </textarea> tag, but inside tags
within the textarea, &quot; (&amp;quot; - in case this is parsed here)is NOT
converted to " (it is outside any other tags)

The pages give more details. BOTH versions work fine with IE (6) and NetScape
4.76, I've not tried with anything else...

Nigel Brooks

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