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Bug 4625 - The Spinning Beachball of Death
The Spinning Beachball of Death
Product: Datasets
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-15 17:08 UTC by J.M. Schomburg
Modified: 2011-11-29 03:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description J.M. Schomburg 2006-01-15 17:08:10 UTC
Every time I load this page I get a "spinning beachball of death" that occupies most of CPU activity for more than twenty seconds when I 
load the page for the first time in a day. I'm using Safari on mac OS X 10.4.3.

I validated the page code, and besides there being tons of un-htmlspecialcharacters-ized quotes, could find nothing wrong. It may be in 
the page CSS - I watched things load (safari has a neat "activity" window) and it seems to hang there.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-15 21:11:33 UTC
I don't encounter any such problem at that URL here...

Mac OS X 10.4.4
Safari 2.0.3 (417.8)
Dual-core 2GHz G5

I believe 10.4.4 includes some Safari fixes, so try hitting Software 
Update and see if that clears it up.
Comment 2 J.M. Schomburg 2006-01-15 21:19:46 UTC
!!! I should have thought of that first. I'll do that and post an update if the problem persists. Thanks for the reminder.
Comment 3 J.M. Schomburg 2006-01-22 08:50:44 UTC
I'm sorry to report that the problem persists. It's only the first time I load up Wiki - yet I have my cache settings at "never cache". 
Sometimes the page body appears and the "spinning" continues until the left column appears.

I also notice that if I open a page with little left-column content the pause is shorter. The Paris page I initially spoke has versions 
through around sixty languages... just a thought.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-01-22 08:53:14 UTC
Is this an older computer with limited RAM? It's possible that it's 
just loading the big East Asian fonts slowly.
Comment 5 J.M. Schomburg 2006-01-22 09:16:41 UTC
iMac G4 (flat panel) with 256mo ram... but you may have a point on the languages - I have disactivated many and OS X may be 
"looking" for them.

Anyhow this problem doesn't seem to be shared by many.
Comment 6 J.M. Schomburg 2006-01-22 10:03:55 UTC
LOL - that's 512 mo Ram : )

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