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Bug 9183 - Firefox hangs in a special case
Firefox hangs in a special case
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-06 13:41 UTC by jcognard
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description jcognard 2007-03-06 13:41:06 UTC
Recently I upgraded my firefox, and I face this error scenario:
- I can navigate thru pages normally, except if I request the RecentChanges page.
- After the RecentChanges are displayed, all mediawiki navigation are hanging in
any Firefox windows or tabs (nothing happens, just waiting for something to
display ; only mediawiki fails, i can navigate thru other Internet sites) .
- If I exit Firefox, and restart, then I can navigate thru mediawiki again
(without passing in RecentPages, it is ok).
- I don't have this kind of pb with IE 6.0

Thks for your help,
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-03-06 15:54:48 UTC
Just to confirm; is this happening on all MediaWiki wikis, or just the one
linked above?
Comment 2 jcognard 2007-03-06 16:04:20 UTC
Yes, as fas as I've tested, it occurs only on that wiki (
And for that reason, maybe the firefox upgrade is not the cause.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-06 17:46:30 UTC
Do you have enhanced recent changes enabled?  If so, try disabling it.  Does it
occur whether or not you're logged in?  Does it occur if you disable JavaScript?
 If you disable CSS?
Comment 4 jcognard 2007-03-06 18:51:19 UTC
I haven't done any technical changes since a long time (4 months ago I think). 
It occurs in both cases: logged in or not.
Javascript is not disabled on my firefow (I suppose I should have seen failures
on other actions)
Css is not disabled.
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-06 19:06:14 UTC
Please try disabling JavaScript temporarily and see if the problem goes away:
Tools -> Options -> Content -> uncheck Enable JavaScript, OK, try again.  You
will then want to reenable JavaScript.
Comment 6 jcognard 2007-03-06 21:55:16 UTC
Yes I have done it. With javascript enabled or not under firefox (on
Windows XP), I have the same result for the following scenario:
- restart firefox, clear the local cache
- call
- click on any link from this page: it hangs. 
- call other urls starting it hangs also.

On the same Windows XP, from IE 6 it is ok.
On an Unbuntu Linux using Firefox 1.5 it is ok.
Comment 7 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-06 22:16:35 UTC
I'm not clear on something: when you say it "hangs", you mean it doesn't load,
or it freezes your browser?  I was thinking you meant the latter.
Comment 8 jcognard 2007-03-06 22:33:03 UTC
Sorry, I've not used a correct word to describe the situation on the browser. It
is not freezed and not in real hang state because I still can use my browser
(for other things than accessing the mediawiki site): open new tabs or windows,
request other sites urls, stop the current request on the current tab. 

The fact is that any page requested from the wiki site do not load after the
RecentChanges page have been displayed, it seems being waiting the server to
answer. And there is no timeout, this wait mode can last hours if I don't stop
it or restart the browser.
Comment 9 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-06 22:52:08 UTC
We'll probably need to hear from the maintainer of the wiki, then.
Comment 10 jcognard 2007-03-06 23:15:06 UTC
When you say wiki you mean my "" ? I'm the maintainer of this wiki,
and I haven't done a single technical modification since a few months. Tomorrow
I will try to test from a few other firefoxs v2 on different PCs. If they all
behave the exact same way, the question will be: how a MW RecentChanges page can
be dependant on Firefox version?
Comment 11 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-07 00:58:52 UTC
It works fine for me using Firefox, whether or not I visit the recent changes page.
Comment 12 jcognard 2007-03-07 08:48:20 UTC
Today is a new day. Even on my laptop and on my PC at work, it works fine now
from firefox V2. I don't understand because my laptop was rebooted twice
yesterday. Maybe a kind of server cache. Anyway I close this bug report.

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