Mozilla 1.3 Beta Going Live as We Speak

Monday February 10th, 2003

Asa Dotzler writes: " has released Mozilla 1.3beta. New in 1.3 Beta are improvements to the Mozilla junk-mail controls for automatic filtering of spam, an editable about:config page for tweaking just about every pref that Mozilla offers, image auto-sizing, dynamic profile switching and more. The latest release can be downloaded from the Mozilla Releases page and more on what's new can be found at the release notes. This release also marks the end of the Mac OS X CFM builds which have been replaced by the new Mach-O builds."

#24 Re: Re: Annoying alert message in 1.3b

by PC1

Tuesday February 11th, 2003 10:16 AM

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Michael Lefevre <<>> wrote in message news:<<b2al1n$1a8adc$>>... > In article <<>>, PC One > wrote: > > An annoying change in 1.3b > > > > If you use "hosts" file in windows to block "adservers". Mozilla will > > "Alert" you that the "Document contains no data". Duh, this is the > > idea behind blocking ads. Why on earth do I have to click "OK" every > > time an Ad is blocked. I know that Mozilla is telling you that the IP > > address is sending no data back, but this is a pain in the > > neck. > > strange that it's changed for you in 1.3b - mozilla has been doing this > forever, and this has been a frequently-reported issue since before 1.0. > if you weren't seeing the error alerts before, I guess you have something > on your system that was making the usual error not happen...

I have been usig Mozilla since 0.97. I started using "hosts" file and the cookperm.txt file at version 1.2.1. I have used this at my computers at home (Win2000 and Win98) and at three other computers at work (WIn2000). I never had this problem till now (at least at home; I cannot verify the other computers till I return from my vacation). The files I am using have some added hosts.

I would like to mention that it does not occur in Phoenix 0.5 except when directly clicking a link going thru one of those servers as in <>

It does not occur with Opera (6.05 and 7.01).

> > > Please get rid of this "Alert" > > You can get rid of the alerts by enabling error pages. The error pages > stuff isn't finished yet, so it's not enabled by default (I guess that > will change eventually), but you can turn it on with a hidden pref. see > <> for that. >

I just included the option: user_pref("browser.xul.error_pages.enabled", true); and no more alerts. I am getting ""Net Reset Error ...." in the place of the Ad.

> Alternatively, if you use the IP of a webserver instead of (or > even run a webserver on your own machine), that will also get rid of the > errors as you'll get a 404 from that server.

What about putting the IP of a router? Will that work?

One more issue. When trying <> I get a codded page instead of something like <…> to use in the sidebar. The mozdev project for that <> never worked with me.