Live Bookmark is broken on FF homepage




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: hlascs, Assigned: vladimir+bm)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/1.0

If you click on the throbber, the URL you go to is which then leads you to the
Firefox site.

The problem is that the Live Bookmark feature occasionally appears on the
Firefox page as a result of clicking the throbber. The Live Bookmark links to which is a whole lot of nothing.

Is it possible to either:
(1) change the link for the throbber, or
(2) remove the RSS/Live Bookmark from

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click the throbber or goto
2. Click the Live Bookmark icon
3. Subscribe

Actual Results:  
Live bookmark was added. However, the live bookmark fails to load because the
xml file in question does not exist.

Expected Results:  
(1) The Live Bookmark should have loaded or (2) the icon should not have
appeared to indicate a Live Bookmark on the site.


14 years ago
Summary: Live Bookmark is broken → Live Bookmark is broken on FF homepage

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 163238 [details]
FF homepage screenshot
Assignee: vladimir → vladimir+bm
This seems to be pretty well resovled now: the throbber points to
/products/firefox/central.html, and /products/firefox/start/ does a 301 redirect
to /products/firefox/. There may have been a timing-dependent Bookmarks bug that
found livemarks sometimes weren't removed on a javascript redirect, but since
the testcase is gone, if there was we can pick that part up in another bug.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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