[Bug 325975] Re: Some dialogs may be very very annoying (authorization required for example)

David Dallet ddmdllt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 17:19:05 UTC 2009

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 195698 ***


I think the problem I described is not really a duplicate of bug 195698.

Bug 195698 says (I summarize) that it is annoying (in the particular
case described) to type multiple times the *same* login/password info in
multiple tabs.

What I was saying was:
* A page can cause a lot of "Authorization Required" box (I don't even know if there is a limit) to appear; by the way each login/password information expected may be different (or it is just possible that a valid login doesn't exist).
* Each time an "Authorization Required" appears, it is quite impossible to continue to work in the relevant tag : this is annoying because a visitor may just want to continue to read a text without the pictures causing the 401 HTTP status. This is a minor usability bug.
* It is impossible to continue to work in other tabs too : that is the real problem : a malicious page can prevent you to continue to work in other tabs.

You may try the demo page if you don't exactly understand the problem
(You will just have to use 10 times the "cancel" button to exit, and you
may have to move the dialog box after trying to see another tab, it
seems that there is an order with these multiple dialogs).

By the way, I'm now using Firefox 3.5.2pre (from backports) with the
kubuntu 8.04 and I still have the problem.

Some dialogs may be very very annoying (authorization required for example)
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