Bug 161802 - URL is not copied into location bar when opening a page in a new tab fails
URL is not copied into location bar when opening a page in a new tab fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-06-27 10:45 EDT by Petr Tuma
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5 (?)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-20 08:17:18 EST
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Description Petr Tuma 2005-06-27 10:45:33 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
When I open a series of links in new tabs and the transfer fails (I sometimes have to work on a slow link which gets congested easily and the DNS resolution process times out for the links being opened), the new tabs have an empty location URL (the input area at the very top of the window where URL is normally entered and displayed). This makes it impossible to reload or retry loading the URL.

Interestingly, this does not happen all the time, but definitely most of the time.

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Steps to Reproduce:
I was about to start with "get a slow link" ... but I realize that is not a very good approach to bug reproduction :-) ... I think the following should also work, even though I did not try it myself:

1. Open a page, e.g. http://news.bbc.co.uk
2. Disable name resolution mechanism to approximate the situation where network is temporarily congested, e.g. by renaming /etc/resolv.conf.
3. Open a couple of tabs by clicking on the links of the current page using the "open in new tab" button (I have this bound to the middle mouse button, not sure if it is the default).
4. You should see a lot of error messages, and when the new tabs are opened, no URL is filled in.

Actual Results:  The new tabs that failed loading the link have no URL filled in.

Expected Results:  The tabs should have the URL that they have failed to open filled in the location bar.

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Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-19 19:21:29 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 2 Petr Tuma 2007-01-20 08:17:18 EST
Didn't happen to me for quite some time.
Probably fixed even though not sure in which release exactly.

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