Description of Problem:
Some web pages load extremely slowly in Mozilla, but load quickly in Netscape 4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. visit one of those URLS
URL is entered, status bar says "Conntecting to (whatever)", watch pointer shows
for several minutes. Sometimes it displays the page, or the page minus the
images (is it waiting for the page to complete rendering before loading the
images?), but the watch pointer persists for a long time.
The page and images load and the watch pointer returns to an arrow pointer.
Even on pages that load (such as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/), there is often a
delay and a messy screen for several seconds, where Netscape 4 just loads and goes.
In case CPU speed matters for this, which it might unless it's a timeout issue,
I am doing this on 266 and dual-300 MHz 1686 cpus with 256 and 512 MB,
respectively. So, not outrageously fast, but not uncommonly slow, especially in
home systems. I'm not swapping.
You should try version 0.9.8 of the browser to see if it's any better.
However, for what it's worth, on those low end CPU systems ( by today's
comparison that is ) Mozilla isn't going to perform as well as Netscape 4.x.
It's a bit more CPU hungry.
Worksforme. Besides, this isn't something that I'm going to fix here. If
anywhere, it's going to get fixed upstream.