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Ticket #4797 (closed bug: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Firefox crash with label click handler setting display: block and hiding container

Reported by: coreyti Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.4
Component: event Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: firefox crash Cc: corey@…
Blocking: Blocked by:


The following handler reliably crashes OS X Firefox (version 3.0.11, tried on 3 computers):

$(function() {
  $('label').click(function() {
    // order is important...
    $(this).css('display', 'block');

Attempted to create a unit test on jQuery source, but programmatic clicks do not cause the crash.

See attached html for a crashing example with notes. Also, a patch is included with a potential fix.


firefox-crash-fix.patch Download (903 bytes) - added by coreyti 6 years ago.
patch for crash fix
firefox-crash.html Download (897 bytes) - added by coreyti 6 years ago.
example for crash

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by coreyti

patch for crash fix

Changed 6 years ago by coreyti

example for crash

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by addyosmani

  • need changed from Review to Patch
  • Priority changed from major to low
  • Component changed from fx to event

I can confirm that this issue crashes FireFox 3 using the above submitted code (on both Windows and OSX), also found here:  http://jsfiddle.net/addyosmani/qUhc2/

This bug does not affect FireFox 3.5 and above.

In case it would assist the patcher, current statistics show that between 3-4% of users are currently still using FireFox 3.0 and have yet to upgrade.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by snover

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

I am not able to reproduce a crash in the latest version of Firefox 3.0 (3.0.19).

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