From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-test12 i586) BuildID: 2001021712 Occasinally, mozilla gets stuck while downloading an article from nytimes.com. I'm not sure whether this is triggered by the contents of the article or something else (restarting mozilla doesn't fix the problem though). The URL mentioned above so far reproduces the problem reliably. I have seen this issue with other NY Times articles before. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just visit the URL. 2. 3. Actual Results: Mozilla starts downloading the page. The progress bar at the bottom of the browser first proceeds normally and then suddenly starts jumping backwards. The download never actually completes (not within the 5 minutes of patience that I gave it, at least ;-). Expected Results: Mozilla shouldn't get stuck downloading the page.
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David, I just tried to reproduce this, and after 20 forced reloads with build 2001-04-09-08 on Linux, I cannot reproduce this problem. Please try a more recent build?
I have build 2001032614 (0.8.1) on RedHat Linux 6.2 and it just goes to a page saying I'm not logged in without any problem.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
I played with this some more and found that the real culprit to be the following: when accessing the URL, the server attempts to set (or update) a cookie (assuming you're a registered user). Now, in my case, mozilla was accidentically set up to reject cookies from nytimes.com. After using the cookie manager to remove the entry that prevented nytimes.com from setting a cookie, it all works fine now. While this problem was due to my own doing, I still think there is a bug in Mozilla: it should never get stuck downloading a page in this fashion. There should be a more graceful way of handling the problem (e.g., an "access denied" page would be fine).
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
over to cookies
Assignee: asa → morse
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Cookies
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → tever
From the description, this is not a cookie problem. If we never finish downloading a page, its more likely a networking problem having nothing to do with the fact that we are rejecting cookies for the particular site.
Assignee: morse → neeti
Component: Cookies → Networking
mass move, v2. qa to me.
QA Contact: tever → benc
current CVS, linux: WFM Page loads and finishes loading. I then set cookie manager to block cookies from that site, deleted cache, and loaded the page again: Page still loaded OK and finished loading.
reopen if you see this again.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
VERIFIED: wfm, phoenix 0.4
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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