Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1030239
Inappropriately shown Connection Reset page
Last modified: 2013-12-12 05:53:23 EST
Description of problem:
I've visited http://webapp.etsi.org/key/key.asp?full_list=y
which is a very long list of standards. After some time of loading I was
able to see a long list and was able to scroll down as it was loading.
Then, suddenly browser changed its mind, *wiped* all the content I was waiting for to see and stupidly shown me "The connection was reset" page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to http://webapp.etsi.org/key/key.asp?full_list=y
2. wait for your content
3. go away disappoint seeing very unuseful page without the content you've been waiting for.
Connection reset page
Partially loaded content with unobtrusive and clear distinction that the content is partial and that server did not cooperate.
Please bear in mind that this was not-so-bad as it took only about two minutes. I don't want to imagine ones rage if he/she would see this after 20 minutes loading somewhere in the middle of nowhere on a very bad connection (think GSM/GPRS/something worse) where this behaviour could even mean loss of life.
I can't reproduce with Firefox 26. Can you check it again? (eventually in safe-mode).
Tried it other day, but the server was responsive :(
I also tried to create offending mock server which would reproduce similar condition/situation (sending X bytes and closing client socket in mid-transfer) but was unsuccessful -- the browser (this time it's FF 23.0.1) keeps showing me partially loaded content. I guess it needs some kind of other factor (network condition; malfunction maybe) to kick in.
Okay, let's say it's just some special case....