User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 The web page listed above provides a means to "write to your congressman". Two screens after the "entry screen" listed in the URL, you are presented a text box for your "letter to your congressman". In that text box I was typing a letter when I wanted to "select a region of text" to cut and paste. One can do this with the mouse, but to be more efficient and key my fingers on the keys, I typically do it by holding down shift, and navigating with the arrow keys. (In fact, I've done that several times while typing this bug report... using IE). In Firefox though, this causes Firefox to crash. The "shift-arrow" habit is so ingrained, I can't stop myself. Even if Firefox doesn't support that set of keystrokes, it still shouldn't crash. I'm a big fan of Firefox, and it makes me sick to my stomach to have to use IE, but I've tried sending my letter to my congressman three times now (each time, losing 10 minutes worth of typing). So, sadly, until this bug is fixed, I must click the "View this page in IE" extension anytime I have to enter more than a few characters of text. It doesn't happen in all text forms. I copied and pasted a portion of the HTML code for the form to http://www.cis.udel.edu/~pconrad/work/html/test3.html and found that this was enough to reproduce the problem. This html file contains an unclosed <dd> tag.. this is in the original source for the page that crashes (i.e. the one from the US House of Representatives web site.) Acknowledged that the HTML is badly formed.. still it shouldn't crash! Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to a page with an unclosed <dd> tag before a textbox (such as http://www.cis.udel.edu/~pconrad/work/html/test3.html, or the US House of Representatives "write your congressman page"). 2. Enter text in the textbox. 3. Hold down shift, and hit left arrow. 4. Mozilla crashes. Actual Results: Mozilla crashes. Expected Results: Don't crash.. just let the text be "selected". (This is what occurs when there is not an unclosed <dd> tag before the <textbox> element.
Do you have a talkback ID from thyt crash ?
This works for me using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 and Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050507 Firefox/1.0+ . I think this issue is local. Please try with a new profile http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile. Or get support http://www.mozilla.org/support/.
WFM too. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050507 Firefox/1.0+
Reporter: There has been a lot of work on selection since the 20050414 build. Could you try with the latest-trunk please? WFM 20050508
(In reply to comment #4) > Reporter: There has been a lot of work on selection since the 20050414 build. > Could you try with the latest-trunk please? > > WFM 20050508 > How do I do that?
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050508 Firefox/1.0+ WFM. This bug is probably platform specific.
More important in this case would be the new profile I think but latest trunk can help to ... get it here http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/ this is a devellopement version.