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Re: Netscape

On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 09:49:57AM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote
> On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, John Pearson wrote:
> > I've had Netscape crash on me while JavaScript was enabled, but otherwise
> > it's been just fine *until* yesterday, when it crashed (occasionally and
> > unreproducibly, using version 4.5) several times while loading pages from
> > http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/ with Java & JavaScript disabled, so
> > presumably bad HTML can still break it from time to time.
> > 
> Weird, because I've been viewing the same pages in navigator 4.6
> (everything on) for a couple days, with no stability problems.  There
> isn't any unusual HTML there, either, as far as I can tell.
> This is a perfect example of why bloatware is bad.  Nobody will ever be
> able to debug this.  There's just too much stuff going on to be able to
> track down exactly why it's crashing...

AFAICT, the content there is actively-generated (based on a few NT-ish error
messages I saw in place of pages, that had the look of broken glue); that,
the fact that NS had been running just fine with 12 windows open for a few
weeks and the fact that I could not find a page that would crash Netscape
twice in a row, makes me suspect their scripts of occasionally spitting out
posonous gibberish.  OTOH, 4.5 is a couple of releases behind the curve...

John P.
"Oh - I - you know - my job is to fear everything." - Bill Gates in Denmark

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