Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 20:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Security researchers that carried out a code analysis of popular open source browser Firefox using automated tools, have discovered scores of potential defects and security vulnerabilities despite coming to the conclusion that the software was generally well written. A former Mozilla developer has criticised the methodology of the analysis and said it provides little help in unearthing real security bugs.
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Spontaneous reloading
by IndigoJo on Sat 9th Sep 2006 07:56 UTC
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Did they mention the bug which has stopped me using the Mac version of Firefox since I tried out the betas of 1.5 and, to my knowledge, hasn't been fixed since: the problem of it spontaneously reloading (or at least reloading on keystrokes I couldn't work out, which don't involve Ctrl or Alt) web pages while you're filling out a form (such as writing a blog entry in Movable Type or Wordpress), resulting in the loss of everything you wrote? I had this experience in the stable Mac version as well, and have checked the release notes every time there's a minor release and there's no reference to it being fixed, which is why I use Camino.

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RE: Spontaneous reloading
by Axord on Sat 9th Sep 2006 09:40 in reply to "Spontaneous reloading"
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That's very strange. And annoying of course.

Have you tried this lately? I don't know about the status with MT, but Wordpress throws up a warning dialog anytime I try to do any naviation actions on a post-in-progress. Though the way the bug fires the refresh event might avoid that safety measure anyway.

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RE[2]: Spontaneous reloading
by IndigoJo on Sat 9th Sep 2006 16:06 in reply to "RE: Spontaneous reloading"
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Axord: I've not used Wordpress (other than for development purposes related to a blogging client I'm writing) since I moved back to MT in summer 1995 when MT 3.2 came out. I've not had the problems in Wordpress on the rare occasions I use it; they affect me in MT, which does not have the "navigation guard" feature some blogging services have. I was presuming it affected Wordpress as well.

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