Bug 443385 - Firefox refuses to connect to when "offline"
Firefox refuses to connect to when "offline"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-21 05:54 EDT by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2018-04-11 11:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-25 19:12:22 EDT
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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-04-21 05:54:27 EDT
Description of problem:

  When firefox is in "offline" mode, firefox refuses to even try to
  connect to URIs like e.g.

  This means local (!) web development on laptop is not possible without
  workarounds when no internet connection exists.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

  every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Let a webserver listen on
2. Unplug network cable
3. Try accessing
Actual results:

     Offline Mode

     Firefox is currently in offline mode and can't browse the Web.

     The browser is operating in its offline mode and cannot connect
     to the requested item.

        * Is the computer connected to an active network?
        * Place the browser in online mode and try again.

Expected results:

  The local web page.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:50:17 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-25 19:12:22 EDT
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87717) and believe that it is more
appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.

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