These urls minimize the browser

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

defect
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
4 months ago

People

(Reporter: depman1, Assigned: adamlock)

Tracking

({topembed})

Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Reproduced on WinNT N6.1 branch 20010830. also on mfcEmbed.
Load any of these urls:
http://console.popupsponsor.com/media/console.phtml?a_id=3839&creative_type=1&ip
http://nitrous.exitfuel.com/?BPROGRAM=EF1&LINKIN=wplanet&REF=http://www.wrestlin

Result: Minimizes the browser on the screen. Sometimes it will even revert to
minimized form after trying to maximize it.
Expected: Like in IE, display a Yes/No prompt for closing the window.
changed qa contact to depstein. per WRMB, adding topembed keyword. Originally a
part of bug 90787.
Depends on: 90787
Keywords: topembed
QA Contact: mdunn → depstein
I will mark this WONTFIX.

Both URLs appear to be using similar broken JS code (and a broken sniffer) to
resize the main Mozilla window to a 1x1 square and then open a secondary popup
window to display ads in. Mozilla is resizing the main window as small as it can
go which is why it looks minimized. If you then give focus back this main window
(e.g. by resizing it), it will execute the resize to 1x1 code again, hence it
reverting to a minimized state. Also, the popup you see on IE appears to be due
to some JS to display an alert box when the browser is IE.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
if it's defective JS, maybe we should send this to evangelism.
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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