Mozilla crashes in spellcheck October 20, 2002 5:18 PM   Subscribe

There has been discussion about this before, but I'm wondering if at this point I am the only one having this problem: Mozilla 1.1 in XP crashes about every other time I try to use the spell checker in MeFi (MeTa seems to behave better).
posted by epimorph to Bugs at 5:18 PM (5 comments total)

For the sake of clarity, which Mozilla 1.1 are you dealing with?
I ask because:
1> It might matter, and
2> I'm really tired of people complaining about problems with browsers that have a "b" or "a" at the end of the version number, but don't mention it. I don't care how good Mozilla is supposed to be, it still has problems. Beta means beta, and there's no particular requirement to support such software's quirks.

The fact you're actually using Moz and care enought to bring this up hints you've probably got the final release, but still.
posted by Su at 8:20 PM on October 20, 2002


Yeah, I'm using the final release. Also, I just had the thing crash in MeTa as well... But I guess it does not matter, since it looks like I'm really the only one with the problem. :)
posted by epimorph at 8:56 PM on October 20, 2002


I opened a bugzilla bug about this when 1.1 came out but since then I haven't been able to replicate the crash bug. Its happened once since, but no one can really work on the bug unless its easy to replicate. You might want to open a new bug at bugzilla for XP. It doesn't crash much anymore on W2K.

If you do open a bug, post the link to it here so people can contrib, vote, etc.
posted by skallas at 9:40 PM on October 20, 2002


I can create a test page if necessary. I've only had a couple crashes, and it seemed to happen only when the post was free of misspellings.

I'm guessing it's a weird js window call bug, when a textarea doesn't need to be written to (since there are no changes), which otherwise works when one window wants to write to a textarea within another window.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:21 PM on October 21, 2002


Just testing to see if I now can now post while using Mozilla for Windows. Thanks for the link to Composite!
posted by Holden at 11:44 AM on November 4, 2002


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