Back & Forward buttons don't work when Mozilla is used in AOL 4/5



19 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: pjc2001, Assigned: locka)


Windows 95

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




19 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; m16) Gecko/20000505
BuildID:    2000050513

Back and Foward buttons will not work when Mozilla is used as the internal
browser for America Online 5.0 or 4.0.  If the back button is pushed after
browsing several pages it will take you to the last AOL content page instead of
the previous web page.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use IEPATCHER to patch the IWENGx32.dll file in the America Online 5.0
directory and rename moz_IWENGx32.dll IWENGx32.dll
2. Sign on to AOL and use the browser.

Comment 1

19 years ago
Some cleared instructions would be helpful.  How can Moz be used as AOL's 
integrated browser?  Is "IEPATCHER" a third-party program that patches AOL for 
this functionality?

If so, I'd expect this to be marked INVALID.  We can't be expected to support 
third-party, unsupported hacks.
Summary: Back & Foward buttons don't work when Mozilla is used in America Online 5.0 → Back & Forward buttons don't work when Mozilla is used in AOL 4/5

Comment 2

19 years ago
invalid per ross's comments
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

19 years ago
The reporter notified me of the following via email:

"IE Patcher is not a third-party program.  It is Adam Lock's program that tells 
an application that uses the IE control to use the Mozilla control instead.  
You can download it from the Mozilla ActiveX Project page 
[].  Make sure to follow the 
instructions under Installing It before using IE Patcher."

I was unaware that IE Patcher was a program of Adam's, nor was I aware of its 
purpose.  In light of this, reopening for now.
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 4

19 years ago
Yes I wrote IEPatcher and it's in the tree.

Although the Mozilla control is supposed to work like the IE control, it is not 
reasonable for me to test against a patched binary such as the AOL client 
because I don't have the source code to trace what it's doing. The AOL is also a 
very complicated animal designed to exploit undocumented quirk behaviour in the 
IE control so it may be failing in Mozilla for reasons I will never know. I 
suggest you something like the CBrowse example for testing since I then have the 
source for the client and the control.

I don't have the source the AOL client (and don't want it either!)
Last Resolved: 19 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: Embedding: ActiveX Wrapper → Embedding: ActiveX Wrapper
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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