Tinderbox reloads even when sidebar closed

VERIFIED FIXED in M8

Status

SeaMonkey
Sidebar
P2
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
19 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: Brade, Assigned: Steve Lamm)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac System 8.5

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(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
I'm not sure who to assign this bug to (or what component it is)

In the debug output I see that the tinderbox url is reloading about every minute but the sidebar is collapsed and I don't have any windows open to that url.

Updated

19 years ago
Assignee: chofmann → waterson

Comment 1

19 years ago
-> waterson.
info will be in the release notes about how to turn this off

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

19 years ago
I'm not sure whether this is a bug or a feature. Yes, the sidebar will continue
to refresh its panels even when it's hidden.

If you mean "it shouldn't do that", well, then talk to slamm & nisheeth.
Sidebar panels are webshells, typically loaded with documents that have an
EXPIRES header to force them to periodically refresh. I doubt that the webshell
is smart enough to not reload its content when its invisible, and then reload
it at exactly the time it becomes visible again.

Yes, there is info in the release notes on how to turn it off.

Comment 3

19 years ago
See also bug 6892.
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Resolution: INVALID → ---
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
I am going to re-open this bug so I can track it.
The intent of this bug (or my desire) is for the sidebar to not produce any
network traffic (or local traffic?) when it isn't open.  Call it an RFE if
necessary.
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Assignee: waterson → slamm
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Component: Apprunner → XP Miscellany
(Reporter)

Comment 5

19 years ago
reassign bug to slamm since he seems to know about this area...

Updated

19 years ago
Priority: P3 → P2
Target Milestone: M7

Comment 6

19 years ago
Steve, is this our bug?
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 7

19 years ago
I can do this if I remove the sidebar from the content tree when the sidebar is
closed.

Currently, removing the sidebar works fine. However, when I add it back in, the
order of the content nodes gets messed up. The sidebar, the splitter, and the
content area get reversed. I need to file another bug for that.
(Assignee)

Comment 8

19 years ago
Another note: Marketing may actually want the sidebar to continue loading while
it is close. I am adding John Gable to the cc list.
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Depends on: 7222

Updated

19 years ago
QA Contact: leger → brendan
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Blocks: 7403
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
No longer blocks: 7403

Comment 9

19 years ago
Although we don't need every Sidebar panel loading even while the Sidebar is
closed, we probably want the Flash panel to load and re-load even if the Sidebar
is closed.  TBD based on other spec discussions, etc.
(Reporter)

Comment 10

19 years ago
I'm going to play devil's advocate here.  I don't think it's a good idea to
generate *any* network traffic without the user first generating some.  For
example, sometimes I want to run navigator and do a quick edit or browse a local
file or check a message.  In these cases I won't necessarily have dialed up or
connected to my ISP.  Why should my computer even try connecting?  I *hate* when
my computer *LOCKS UP* because I don't have a network connection.

Also, John, are you distinguishing between not having a sidebar and having it
collapsed?

Updated

19 years ago
Component: XP Miscellany → XPApps
Target Milestone: M7 → M8

Comment 11

19 years ago
Steve days the engineering work is done.  It's just a matter of deciding on the
right policy.  Let's move this to M8 until we decide ...
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Component: XPApps → Sidebar
Summary: tinderbox keeps being reloaded even tho not at that url → Tinderbox reloads even when sidebar closed
(Assignee)

Comment 12

19 years ago
To fix this correctly, we should pull the sidebar out of the document tree when
it is closed. That is why this bug depends on bug #7222.

Changing component to "Sidebar".

Updated

19 years ago
QA Contact: brendan → paulmac
(Assignee)

Comment 13

19 years ago
Sidebar content is no longer loaded when the sidebar is closed. The one
exception is the flash data. That is a policy decision that does not belong on
my bug list (and really belongs in a separate bug).

Marking FIXED.
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 14

19 years ago
marking verified, I will open a new bug 9234 in fact that the flash panel loads
all the time and give it to johng
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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