When news server is down, we don't display an error message

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

VERIFIED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: scottputterman, Assigned: sspitzer)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
Using 2001032704 on Win 2000.

It appears that news.mozilla.org is down right now (I can tell because in 4.7 I
get a server is not responding error).

On this build however, I'm getting an empty dialog that spans the width of my
screen.

The expected result is to get the error message that 4.7 displays.

In addition, when I started up this morning, I got an Unknown Error dialog which
I think occurred when it tried to get counts for this news server (hence the
reason I'm cc'ing bienvenu, because we'd talked about seeing this dialog)
(Reporter)

Comment 1

18 years ago
My steps weren't very clear.

I get this empty, large error message when either clicking on a newsgroup or on
a message in this server that appears to be down.

Comment 2

18 years ago
I'm seeing this alert as well, after getting an assert in setting up the socket
transport. I guess it's because the server is down, as you say. I don't get an
alert msg as big as the screen, fortunately. :-)

Updated

18 years ago
QA Contact: esther → stephend
Is this a label/value switcheroo XUL 1.0 change, guys?

Comment 4

17 years ago
Stephend, no it's not. 

Before we used to hork when the server is down, now we display the NNTP 
server's response, which ought to be something more helpful than a screen 
filled with an empty dialog. ;)

Putterman, I'll close this as worksforme. I am pretty confident the particular 
behaviour you experienced is fixed, although we might be able to improve it, 
but that's another bug. :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Yes, when news.mozilla.org was down yesterday (or was it the day before?), all
of my builds (OS 9.1, Linux and Windows 2000) all had the normal sized alert
dialog with the OK button.

Verified.  Will re-file if I/we ever see again.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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