[ This bug is one of the recommendations in the W3C's "Common User Agent Problems" document, URL above. One bug has been filed on each recommendation, for deciding whether we do it and, if not, whether we should. ] 1.7 Warn users about incomplete documents and transfers. Rendering an incomplete document as though it were complete is very likely to confuse users. Part of the document is missing, hence some anchors might not be present, possibly breaking some links. The user agent should notify the user that the document is incomplete. The HTTP/1.1 specification describes this behavior for caches at the protocol level. Partial responses should also be made obvious to the user with a warning.
4.x writes something like `</>Transfer interrupted!' to the end of the document, but this doesn't work in the (frequent) case that the loading is stopped in the middle of a TABLE, since the text never appears. Appropriate behavior would be to draw a box along the bottom of the canvas, containing the `note' icon (e.g. a face with a speech bubble on Mac OS, or an `i' in a speech bubble on Windows), with text explaining that the page was not complete and that this might be fixed by hitting Reload.
We do need a "transfer interrupted" message, which we don't have at the moment. Nominating for mozilla0.9. Gerv
Keywords: 4xp, mozilla0.9
mass move, v2. qa to me.
QA Contact: tever → benc
moving neeti's futured bugs for triaging.
Assignee: neeti → new-network-bugs
we learned from the downloader that webcompat says the protocol signals of incomplete are not accurate
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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