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10:33 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)



There is a serious bug in v. 3.6 that applies to forms (like when I submit a form the post does not execute). It happened here on WW too among other respectable sites, hopefully they will fix it.

[edited by: tedster at 12:50 am (utc) on Jan. 26, 2010]
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10:41 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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All I know there is a serious bug in v. 3.6 that applies to forms (like when I submit a form the post does not execute). It happened here on WW too among other respectable sites, hopefully they will fix it.

I saw this happen to my mother-in-law the other day on a emailing website she uses all the time, but she was running FF3.5.7. The next day I upgraded her to FF3.6 and the problem went away. I'm currently using FF3.6 here on Webmaster World with no problems.

[edited by: tedster at 12:53 am (utc) on Jan. 26, 2010]

10:43 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)



KenB, it's funny because I started to see this misbehavior the day I upgraded to 3.6 ... (and it does not happen all the time, it's randomly like once every 10-20 times I submit a form on a website).
1:23 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thus far I've only seen this issue once and it was the other day. I wrote it off to the site acting goofy. I suppose it could be a Firefox bug, but if our two incidents are related it will be a pain to try and document.

In my case the computer was running FF3.5.7 and had used the site in question just the previous day with no problem. She was trying to submit a form to send an email message like she had done so many times before on that site. That evening FF3.6 was released so I updated her computer the next morning and she used it on that email site with no problem what so ever. I've been submitting forms on different forums etc. with FF3.6 with no problems at all.

3:09 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)



Today I tried to post here and I got the same problem (ie. after posting the message I was taken to the previous page and the message wasn't posted), then I tried to pay on a https site and got the same problem..
4:17 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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BTW: When this thread got split off the title of the thread spelled "Firefox" wrong.

Try to track exactly how to reproduce the error then maybe it can be submitted to Bugzilla.

7:12 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My spelling error - sorry. I just spotted and fixed right before I saw your post.

It would be very good if someone can pin this form submit bug down - but it does sound like a nightmare to do it.

2:04 am on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)



Today it happened once again - this time on Paypal. I submitted the payment information (paid as a guest using my credit card) and after clicking on the submit button I got error message from Paypal saying that 'operation from the previous page could not be completed etc.'.

I guess I should get back to IE or Opera for my daily browsing until it's fixed.. I just don't see a pattern that could be repeated..

 

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