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News Firefox fix released for JavaScript flaw

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. Guest-16

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  2. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Whohoo! :clap:

    I have had some problems with this lately. Some of the commercial banners on some of the newspapers I read daily made FF crash. Hopefully this should fix it :)
     
  3. Cobalt

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    That explains quite a lot. When using stumble upon, pages would sometimes cause a crash if they contained javascript. Usually they'd load fine on a restart.
     
  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Hopefully this will get fixed on FF3 Beta as well, I get quite a few crashes on the Uni website that uses java.
     
  5. Anakha

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    The FF3 Beta uses a totally new JS interpreter and GC.
     
  6. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    its typical when Microsoft enforced an IE update, the world falls over it. And we web-developers still have to write compatible code for absolute old browser versions like IE5.5 and IE6.x. But if firefox forces a upgrade all is good and shiny...
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    But it only 'forces' an upgrade if you've selected "Automatically download and install the update" in Preferences -> Advanced -> Updates. If you've selected "Ask me what I want to do" or just un-ticked "Check for updates to Firefox" then it doesn't.

    Plus, I'm confused by your reference to web developers writing "compatible code" - this update is purely to fix a bug in the JavaScript garbage collection process. There's no change to the rendering engine whatsoever, so there's no need to change any coding to accommodate this point release.
     
  8. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    FF3B* doesn't work with HSBC internet banking.
     
  9. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Do we know if its FF3B* that doesn't work with certain Java websites or are the websites poorly coded?
     
  10. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    FF3 Beta 5 works fine with HSBC online banking. It keeps crashing on burning on me though when browsing random forums.
     
  11. kno3

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    Works fine for me. What is happening with you?
     
  12. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Sorry for the delayed response, it started to work again.
     
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