The tab that I use to try to view the given URL disappears whenever I click go/press enter

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
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critical
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Roland, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1

The URL
[bugmenot.com/view.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeople.aol.com%2Fpeople%2Farticles%2F0%2C19736%2C733875%2C00.html]
makes the current firefox tab's disappear (crash?!). If have only one tab open,
Firefox itself dies. The crash handler does _not_ appear. The only notification
of this problem is that Firefox disappears instantly.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Past the URL
bugmenot.com/view.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeople.aol.com%2Fpeople%2Farticles%2F0%2C19736%2C733875%2C00.html
 into the address bar. Press enter.
Actual Results:  
The tab disappears. If there is only one tab open, Firefox disappears.

Expected Results:  
The page should have been displayed.

Default theme, some extensions, notably, an old version of the Bugmenot
extension which is completely disfunctional and never shows up anywhere else in
Firefox except in the "extensions" dialog box.
WFM on the latest Firefox. From the symptoms it sounds like the page is doing a
window.close() but I can't find any evidence of that in the page source of the
link you give -- I don't see any scripts at all in fact. That would be a bug,
but not a security hole.

Please try the latest Firefox, there were bugs fixed recently dealing with
window.close() in tabs.
Group: security
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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