#547 ✓incomplete

IE6 freeze (not sending http requests)

Reported by sputnik | February 10th, 2009 @ 10:32 PM

I've used prototype in the creation of a fairly large CMS for a client. Unfortunately they insist on using IE6 at their head office :(

This bug seems limited to IE6

When editing items in the CMS the browser seems to freeze at regular intervals.

I find it easy to replicate when using the "page preview" button which opens a new browser window containing a preview of the selected page. It is usually fine the first time but after two or three previews it opens a new window with the correct address in the address bar but fails to send an http request (tracked using fiddler). The browser then hangs, although it doesn't actually crash and the windows icon in the top right keeps moving as if the page is still loading. I can close this window, or type a new address but all subsequent requests are blocked until I restart IE.

I am including the following scripts on the page (in load order) but omitting prototype is the only thing that seems to solve the problem.

swfobject, prototype, scriptaculous, menu.js (array of menu items), modalbox.js, calendar.js, google's urchin.js

I'm not the original (or only) author of the site so I'm not sure where all of the goodies come from.

the site url is http://homehardware.ca (sorry there's no guest access I can give you to the cms)

I hope this helps. Any Q's let me know. Keep up the great work.


Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Andrew Dupont

    Andrew Dupont February 22nd, 2009 @ 06:09 AM

    • Tag set to needs_failing_test_case
    • State changed from “new” to “incomplete”

    Sorry; this is too complicated for us to narrow down. Can you produce a reduced test case?

  • Tobie Langel

    Tobie Langel July 24th, 2009 @ 03:40 AM

    • Tag changed from needs_failing_test_case to needs:failing_testcase

    [not-tagged:"needs_failing_test_case" tagged:"needs:failing_testcase" bulk edit command]

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