The adress is changed, if you want to see the bug and my script so go to http://davilinkweb.chezmeme.net/projetPersonnel/alert2.html (script) and http://davilinkweb.chezmeme.net/projetPersonnel/alert2.html (bug)
This is a huge security problem. It allows any webpage with such a simple, and rather common looped alert box (and probably input boxes too) to completely destroy your entire browsing experience. You can't close the window/tab without completely closing Firefox through Task Manager, which of course is not ideal for multiple reasons. It kills your session, and if you restore the session the next time you start Firefox, you'll be back at the same problem. This makes Firefox work as stupidly as Internet Explorer. At least in Opera, you can disable the running of any further scripts on that page. That's not a completely ideal solution either, but it is a great start. You should also be able to just "reach behind" the alert box and close the offending window/tab. Other programs do this sort of thing all the time. Just because the alert window should always display in front of the window doesn't mean that it should maintain absolute control.
Or a simple "Stop alerts on this page" checkbox should be enough. If the checkbox has been checked, further alert()/confirm()/prompt() will raise an exception to the script. Not as good as stoping the scripts, but should be easy to implement for the time being.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 432687
Would love to have a fix for this bug (or the one it's dup'd against), but we won't hold the release for this. It's not a regression, has a work-around, and tends to be self-limiting, since people don't willingly return to sites that behave badly in this way.
Flags: blocking-firefox3.6? → blocking-firefox3.6-
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