Warning: Galeon 1.3.8 is buggy (unusable?)

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Thu Sep 11 20:03:58 PDT 2003

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 22:37:53 -0400, Adam McLaurin <blueeskimo at gmx.net> 

> Galeon 1.3.8 seems to have some problems with forms on some websites.
> The problem doesn't seem to occur on everyone's installation (one of my
> boxes is fine, and Marcus's box is fine), but myself and another guy in
> #galeon (GIMPnet IRC) are having the exact same problem.
> Essentially, when you fill out a form and submit, the data isn't
> processed correctly. The processing script ends up with no data at all.
> I've reproduced this problem on both POST and GET forms, so it's not
> specifically related to method.
> Two websites that are known to cause problems for both of us are:
> http://boston.craigslist.org/nfa/
> http://www.freebsdforums.com/forums/search.php
> Anyhow, we're both researching the problem now, and will discuss it with
> the Galeon team tomorrow morning. We both suspect it's a Javascript
> error, but we haven't proven anything definitively yet.

I personal don't think it's JavaScript issue, because the first link 
doesn't has any of it. The second page, it has very small JavaScript[1] 
and I don't know how it can cause the GET/POST forms problem, since this 
only does the refresh job.

[1] <a href="javascript:window.location=window.location">


> For now, I'd recommend perhaps holding off on upgrading. If we can prove
> this is a problem specifically in Galeon 1.3.8, a fixed version should
> follow quickly.
> If you DID upgrade to 1.3.8 and find yourself having this problem, you
> might have to remove ~/.galeon and downgrade back to 1.3.7. Going back
> to 1.3.7 without removing the settings didn't fix the problem for me.
> Once I removed the settings, all was fine again (well, as fine as it was
> before I started messing with 1.3.8).
> If you need further help with this, swing by #freebsd-gnome on FreeNode
> IRC.

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