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Parser add-on(s) doesn't work with FF 20.0.1, see WikiLook add-on

RESOLVED INVALID

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Tech Evangelism
Add-ons
RESOLVED INVALID
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Pepe, Unassigned)

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(Not tracked)

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(Whiteboard: [e4x-breakage], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:20.0; Avant TriCore) Gecko/20130425 Firefox/20.0
Build ID: 20130425231005

Steps to reproduce:

WikiLook worked with every version of FF, but with the new one, FF just doesn't respont.


Actual results:

Nothing


Expected results:

Open a new layer with Wikipedia-article, see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wikilook/
(Reporter)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Another add-on which parses Wikipedia has the same problem, so the bug is in FF:
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/quickwiki

Great add-on, very useful. It was working fine for about a year that I have it. Unfortunately, after the last Firefox update to version 20.0, it stopped working correctly - opens the window and says "Looking in Wiktionary", but does not connect - just white empty window lasting forever. Hope the next update will fix it soon.

Comment 2

5 years ago
WikiLook, last update: April 7, 2011
So maybe this add-on is EOL or some API have changed since Firefox 20 and the add-on author needs to update his add-on.
Did you contact the add-on author?


Another possibility is a regression in Firefox 20.
Flags: needinfo?(weihnacht2004-kontakt)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

5 years ago
Yes, I contacted the author of WikiLook but didn't get a response yet.

But the bug affects also another Wikipedia Addon (QuickWiki), so I guess there is something wrong with Firefox 20.0.1
Flags: needinfo?(weihnacht2004-kontakt)
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Updated

5 years ago

Comment 4

5 years ago
(In reply to Pepe from comment #1)
> Another add-on which parses Wikipedia has the same problem, so the bug is in
> FF:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/quickwiki
> 
> Great add-on, very useful. It was working fine for about a year that I have
> it. Unfortunately, after the last Firefox update to version 20.0, it stopped
> working correctly - opens the window and says "Looking in Wiktionary", but
> does not connect - just white empty window lasting forever. Hope the next
> update will fix it soon.

I tried QuickWiki 1.1.2 with Firefox 23 (see http://nightly.mozilla.org/) and it works fine. The add-on is able to load the Wiki article in a pop-up or a new tab.

Could you install Nightly, create a new profile (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles) and install QuickWiki 1.1.2 to confirm it works on your side.
Flags: needinfo?(weihnacht2004-kontakt)
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Comment 5

5 years ago
Did you also try the latest WikiLook version? That add-on is a bit better
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wikilook/

I am traveling very soon and don't have time for installing tests, but if you say that it works with Firefox 23, I just will wait for the release... thank you!
Flags: needinfo?(weihnacht2004-kontakt)
There is nothing wrong with Firefox 20. The wikilook add-on uses a functionality (E4X) which has been disabled in Firefox 20 and removed in Firefox 21. It therefore needs to be updated to work correctly again.

This was no sudden change, the functionality has been deprecated since Firefox 17, which means almost 5 months before it has been disabled.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Component: Untriaged → Add-ons
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Whiteboard: [e4x-breakage]
Version: 20 Branch → unspecified
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