Reply to post: Re: Like a moth to a light

Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

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Re: Like a moth to a light

Haven't tried it on Windows, but "crashsafari" with Firefox on Mint Linux causes FF to pause for about 10 seconds, then tell me a script is unresponsive, to which I click "stop script", and it gracefully recovers.

That's because the script blocks the browser while it fills your history to bursting.

This page will hang chrome and Firefox until they time out:

<html><head><script>for(;;);</script></head></html>

Um... same result. 5-10 seconds of busy, then dialog asking if I want to stop the script. (unless this is what you mean by timing out) Other browser windows unaffected.

The "crashsafari" page does put an impressive number of entries into my history for the day, but other than the annoyance of that, doesn't harm anything when using FF, and only makes the current window unresponsive for some seconds until it comes to its senses.

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