Closed Bug 300803 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago

Security warning dialog box blocks traffic in other windows


(SeaMonkey :: General, defect)

Windows 98
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: allltaken, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050610
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050610

My email program is set to use SSL to fetch POP mail, so site certificates are
used. Since my connection's name is not the same as the server it runs on, the
"Security Warning: Domain Name Mismatch" error is produced and I have to OK it
manually. BUT while that warning dialog box exists, other traffic such as
webpage accessing by the browser component and data downloading by the download
manager are blocked. Data doesn't move in those other windows until I dispose of
the warning box. This blockage can cause downloads to be stopped from the server
and cause the download manager to falsely report the download to be complete.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a webpage access in the browser or download in the download manager.
2. Switch to the mail window and click the "get messages" button.
3. Wait for the appearance of the warning dialog.
4. Switch to the window with the previously started action.

Actual Results:  
One observes that the process started before the mail access has stopped and
remains stopped until the warning dialog is dismissed.

Expected Results:  
Mozilla should have continued moving data in the other windows while the warning
box in the mail window waited for user action.
Duplicate of Core bug 74331?
Yes, the behavior is the same. I looked for blocking, security warning, and
maybe dialog box, but didn't know the terminology the original report was filed
with. Taking possible comments to that bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74331 ***
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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