firefox crashes instantly when I click that link; konqueror displays the same page with no problem.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Core
Plug-ins
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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: dxc, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032711 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032711 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.8

the browser vaporizes every time I click that link.  I've been reading that blog for years with no problem until now.  it started right after the update.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  click the link
2.  watch it disappear
3.
Actual Results:  
pfffft

Expected Results:  
I expected to read the blog.
We need a Stack tracewith debug symbols.
For Mozilla.org binary builds it's very easy because we include the Breakpad crash reporter ( https://developer.mozilla.org/en/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_for_a_bug_report ) but that's not available for builds from a distributation like Ferdora. In that case you have to get the debug symbols from Fedora and run Firefox in GDB. I can not explain how to do that, you might want to ask the Fedora support.
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Comment 2

9 years ago
this turns out almost certainly to have been caused by a video downloading in the background.  it is now removed and now the page loads fine.  I've asked the page maintainer for a URL to the vid.
This could be a plugin issue but the used plugin depends on the video file.

Comment 4

9 years ago
Can you identify the blog post that triggers this, so the bug won't "mysteriously disappear" when it falls off of the front page?

A stack trace would be good too :)
Component: General → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins
No reply from the OP from very long time, so I'm marking this as INCOMPLETE.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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