Hixie's Natural Log

2002-09-07 03:44 UTC Bug 121084 (alias "Heidi")

While surfing the web I ran across a link to Mozilla Bug 121084 (please do not comment on this bug unless you are attaching a fix — there are enough comments there already). The bug's summary is currently:

cache: Images requested twice -> "The image cannot be displayed, because it contains errors." message [when "Compare the page in cache ..." set to "every time I view the page"]

This bug is most amusing. First, it is most visible on sites which block external links to their images. By far the most common examples of such sites are porn sites. In fact, the bug was found on a porn site. Now take a look at the length of the CC list on that bug.

Second, the testcase for this bug is so cute! So adorable!

Third, the alternative test for this bug is fun to watch (reload the page to see the effect). In fact, the whole bug (from a technical perspective) is quite fun. Every time we view an image standalone, we load it twice. You know, just to be sure. I can just imagine the kind of screwed up code path that would result in that kind of behaviour.