User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; i-NavFourF) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 By loading this XML-File, Firefox hangs up. It uses the full CPU capacity and the memory load rises up to 40MB after ~10 seconds, 80MB after a half minute and about 300MBs after one minute, but nothing happens. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just start Firefox, enter the URL and press return! Actual Results: Firefox stops working, I've to kill the firefox-process Expected Results: Show the XML-file Standard installation, no themes or plugins. Other users confirmed the same bug with the actual RC1 and the Preview-version (http://www.klamm.de/forum/showthread.php?t=42177 [german!] for further details)
Not a crash, or even a hang, for me: more like an annoyance. It took four minutes to load, burned through close to 250MB before it was done, and was unresponsive for part of that time, but it did render, and once it was done was willing to give up most of the memory on min/maximize.
(In reply to comment #1) OK, just tried to wait longer ;) Just like you said, after 4 minutes of waiting and almost 250MB of memory usage it rendered and the processor load slumped back to zero percent, but unlike you reported, my firefox continued using 200MB of my memory.
Still not fixed in Firefox 1.0 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0)...
reporter: yes, it's true, bugs don't usually go away on their own (i.e. w/o anyone acting upon them). please don't be surprised by this fact. xml is not incrementally rendered, which means that for large xml files you won't get any feedback until gecko finishes chewing. this is not going to be fixed anytime soon.
Duping to similar bug 247340. Reporter, if you feel this was done in error, please REOPEN. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 247340 ***