misleading text "resolving host" and poor window handling in component download window



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: dorsola, Assigned: hangas)


Windows 98

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18 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; 0.7) Gecko/20010109
BuildID:    2001010901

After installing Mozilla for the first time, I visited a page I use as a
benchmark for testing HTML and CSS compatibility - http://www.emuviews.com .
There are some problems with the way the page is rendered, but the biggest
problem was in an ad-banner on the page, which uses Java to render.  Netscape
prompted me to install the Java plugin.  Two problems occurred in this process:

(1) Aside from the "Download Java Runtime" window, which prompted me for either
the Linux or Win32 version, another full browser window popped up simply reading
"object:window".  This window appeared to serve no purpose.

(2) When the download began, the message "Resolving host" persisted in the
window while the component was downloading, only changing when the download was

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm not sure if I will be able to reproduce this.  Here are my theorized steps:

(1) Install Mozilla for the first time on a new computer that does not have the
Sun Java Runtime installed on it.

(2) Browse to a page such as http://www.emuviews.com/ that contains a Java-based
ad-banner or applet.  Mozilla should prompt you to install the Java plugin/runtime.

(3) Follow the prompts to install the Runtime and watch for two additional popup
windows - one to select the version of the runtime (Win32 or Linux) and one
showing "object:window".

(4) Select your version of the Runtime and watch the component download window
for "Resolving host" message - see if it remains there throughout the download.

Actual Results:  These were my initial steps.

Expected Results:  The "object:window" window should not have appeared or should
have contained some more useful information.

The component download window should have displayed more useful information such
as "Download progress... 20%" or simply "Downloading..." rather than "Resolving
host".  Note that during this time, the progress bar at the bottom of the window
was moving in sync with the downloaded file.

PC Configuration information:
Processor  : Intel P3/Coppermine, 800 MHz (P3/800EB)
Motherboard: Abit SE-6, latest BIOS revision
Memory     : 256 MB
Video Sys  : ASUS V7700 Deluxe AGP, 32 MB
             based on nVidia GeForce2 GTS chipset
Sound Sys  : Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Oper Sys   : Windows 98 SE
INet connec: Cable modem, direct - no firewall/proxy.

Comment 1

18 years ago
The second problem is reported in bug 65026. I don't see the first problem
reported anywhere but we need only one bug per report. So I am going to refile
ut as bug 65673 and mark this WORKSFORME. Thanks for trying Mozilla.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 2

18 years ago
Verifying worksforme.


16 years ago
Component: User Interface Design → Browser-General
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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