[lug] Free Software Consortium page triggers bug

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Mon Dec 23 12:08:13 MST 2002

Re: http://www.fsconsortium.com/

Their web page also triggers a tight loop in my Linux setup that is
hard to get out of.  My cpu was consumed 50% by X11, and the rest
split between sawfish and mozilla1.1.    I don't know where the
bug really lies, but I've seen this once before when a very simple
web page used some javascript to constantly change the <title>.

I had to log in from another box and do this to get a different
page loaded and active:
  DISPLAY=:0 mozilla -remote "openurl(http://www.mozilla.org)"

The script is:

 <script language="JavaScript1.2">
 var message="Free Software Consortium"    
 var message=message+"          " 
 var temptitle=""
 var speed="150"

 function titler(){
 if (!document.all&&!document.getElementById)


I fixed it by disabling javascript.  I wish there was an easy way
to leave javascript off most of the time, but know when it would
really be useful to enable it for a page.

Anyone know if this is a bug in mozilla, sawfish or X11?
I'm running redhat 7.3, mozilla 1.1.


Neal McBurnett                 http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/
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On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 11:45:37AM -0700, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> Ugh.  This place subscribed to all our lists and then sent this message
> through, on one list multiple times even...
> I've banned their site, I suggest that anyone who gets this actively
> avoid this place.
> Sean
> -- 
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>  time.
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