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Firefox
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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
10 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: johny why, Unassigned)

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2.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30], URL)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20071008 Firefox/2.0.0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20071008 Firefox/2.0.0.8

Firefox takes about 15 seconds to start loading the page (first text/graphics visible), and about another 5 seconds to fully load the page (progress spinner stops spinning).

IE takes about 10 seconds to start loading the page (first text/graphics visible), and about another 3 seconds to fully load the page (progress spinner stops spinning). 

I notice with most other sites, IE loads faster.

I'm inclined to use IE instead of Firefox for this reason.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

10 years ago
At the provided URL, there is "A different video each visit.". So, it's not exactly the same content. A 64MB video will take understandably more time to download that a 12MB video.

Also, the page itself has very specific code (CSS hacks) targeting MSIE:

		/* hides the second object from all versions of IE */
		* html object.mov {
			display: none;
		}

		/* displays the second object in all versions of IE apart from 5 on PC */
		* html object.mov/**/ {
			display: inline;
		}

		/* hides the second object from all versions of IE >= 5.5 */
		* html object.mov {
			display/**/: none;

(...)

        // is not ie browser
        if(typeof(window.innerWidth)=='number'){
            wwidth = window.innerWidth;
            wheight = window.innerHeight;
        } // ie standart mode

which indeed can affect parsing and rendering times.
.mov could be also handled by QuickTime, RealOne or even WMP which is another factor in rendering time.
The file has 9 script content which totals well over 1000 lines of code. So many js code is not a good way to compare, measure download, parsing and rendering time. 

This script content is particularly wrong:

<script src="http://picnictoimpeach.us/wp-content/plugins/email/email-js.php?ver=2.20"

To accurately measure download, parsing and rendering time, one would need very specific setup for hardware, network and some kind of control over (or workaround) internet traffic factors.
This bug was originally reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.6 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30]
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.8 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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