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Firefox is Swapping in "__LongTerm__" for Long URLs

     
9:17 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've come across an issue where Firefox is swapping in "__LongTerm__" in replacement of long text that would otherwise distort a webpage. For example imagine a narrow DIV layout that contains a very long URL that would push the DIV out. In cases like this Firefox replaces the URL with "__LongTerm__". You can see the real URL by viewing source, but there's otherwise no way to see the real URL.

Any suggestions on how to override/remove this from Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 3.0.3: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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9:27 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have no idea, although a bit of searching found (rare) reports of the same thing occurring in both Safari and Chrome, so perhaps not a browser thing specifically?
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It happens for me in Firefox (above-mentioned version) and Chrome but not IE. I can't test on Safari.

It is a new thing, as pasted URLs breaking some of my page layouts is a common thing -- and I never saw this before this morning.

11:00 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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> I can't test on Safari.

Be aware that Safari is available for Windows platforms as well.

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12:21 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have no answer yet, but I can confirm that it happens in Opera 9.52 and also has managed to sneak into Google Search results, although at a rather low level.
12:29 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Too many different browsers involved... Time for everyone to pitch in and tell us what OS, firewall, anti-virus, and "internet security" programs they've got running. Anyone notice a recent update to one of these?

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2:21 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The only s'ware I've updated recently was the Firefox upgrade to 3.0.3.

OS is XP SP3.

My gut feeling is this is an "enhancement" related to the Firefox upgrade.

2:39 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I saw that on my site and it freaked me out the other day. I was trying to figure it out because I didn't update my forum software lately and when I did a Google search I didn't see any definite answer on what was causing it. Thanks.