View Source shows white text on white background




10 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Josh Lang, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

When using right click context menu to pull the view source of the Weather masthead on the mentioned page, the source comes up as white text on white background. You can copy/paste it to notepad to see the actual text, but can do nothing in the view source window to modify the color.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to mentioned site
2.Right click on the temperature and select view source.
3.Fail to see anything because its white on white.
Actual Results:  
Results as described in details.

Expected Results:  
Text should be black on white.
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
wfm with Seamonkey 1.9.1 branch.
The page contains many empty lines at the top, you have to scroll down (1 page down)
Do you mean that ?
Flags: wanted-firefox3.1?

Comment 2

10 years ago
Nope, the entire view source is white on white text, from the very first line to the very last. I can click and drag over it to select it and then see the text (as it then shows up as white on blue, but if I unselect it, the text is still white on white. I just remote connected to a computer at work and ran Firefox on that box and got the same results.

Also, I just tried it a few more times and I'm able to get what you're seeing, which is "empty" lines at the top and then a page down black on white text, however if you select those "empty" lines, you'll see they actually have data in them that is white on white.
The empty lines which you can see if you mark the page are spaces
If they would contain white letters you would see the letters if you mark the lines.

I don't know but if it works in bugzilla  tried to do in the two lines above
I get the same result in IE but I can not see any source that is white text.

Comment 4

10 years ago
They aren't spaces. I can select a line that you claim to be spaces, copy and paste in notepad, and it shows up as a line of code just fine.

Comment 5

10 years ago
Or, I should say, they aren't all spaces. Some are blank lines, some aren't when I copy paste. It also appears its just the two boxes I tested it on, I remote'd to yet another box at work and it shows up as you see it, which is just spaced lines with no underlying text. Very odd. I'm going to mark this bug as invalid as I think by looking at the two boxes I think I see the problem and its not in FF directly.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
You could try the firefox safemode if you get this on one box.
Flags: wanted-firefox3.5?
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