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New comments system crashes Opera.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BobCox2, May 17, 2008.

  1. BobCox2

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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    To laugh at Digg for a horrible website or Opera for being a crappy browser?
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Diggs gotten laughed at before, so far this looks like Operas turn.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    I've laughed at Opera before, but that is because of all the fail they code in it normally.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Well as no other browser failed and this fail can be fixed as a disable of java/digg/opera it may be a Java Fix.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    I'm betting Digg just fails at writing proper code and that Opera doesn't handle certain java exceptions well.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Lets just say Operas Acting Badly.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    The real question is why are you on Digg?
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Or why are you using Opera?
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Hey! I like Opera.

    Don't be dissin', y'all.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Because we enjoy using the best browser? :smile: :laugh:
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Says the one whose browser can't elegantly handle errors in a webpage. . .



     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Every browser has errors. I don't think they've invented anything infallible yet.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    *Cue some joke about man inventing God*



     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Catching exceptions isn't exactly the most complicated thing out there, the whole JVM should be running in a sandbox anyway, a crash should at most result in a funny looking page and ideally be a formatted error report.

    Being able to crash a browser like that is a HUGE security risk, it can let people get control of your machine and run code.



     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Thus I pointed (out haw rare it was for this browser among other things), Laughed and made a thread.
    Whos Dissing Digg? LOL.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    For Opera, at least the session can be recovered; IE7 windows often just hangs with no error message and I had to invoke the task manager, and of course, the session is gone.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Do you realize the security risk that is putting you in? If it is saving the session it is entirely up to the site designer what is there, passwords, bank info, etc. On a good website that isn't a problem, but you shouldn't be betting on good site design. . .believe me, it can get ugly fast.

    EDIT: I'm betting you mean tabs and currently open sites, unless you are a geek ignore the above. I think IE 8 has a recovery feature tucked away in History.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Oh, I see the confusion, but to me session means all of that.
    I'm not so perturbed by browser crashing...because that is not new to me and happens to IE7 too on some sites. Browser is only one of the links in security, and of course I'm aware of the risks involved with insecure websites too.
     
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    Re: New comments system crashes Opera.

    Just because you are used to it doesn't make it ok. Your browser is your second line of defense, the first being common sense, if it is open to holes that can run arbitrary code you might already be compromised. It is probably a good thing this bug came out on such a large site, if it was a smaller one it may not be patched as quickly and that is unacceptable.

    A browser should handle exceptions in any code it is sent elegantly, there is no excuse as a programmer to not do so it opens you up to too many attacks.
     

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