Discussion about Seamonkey builds
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Using Linux and the 'new' SM 2.46, I went here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... inner.html and noticed that the 'Reader Comments' (the only thing worth reading on that rag) were not loading at all.
Not a problem, it's bound to be a taboola js script or something that is loading them and it's been blocked, even though it wasn't on 2.40. Disable adblocking - no change. Safe Mode - works again. Renamed my heavily altered chrome folder and disabled likely extensions.
You'll never guess who the culprit was - the Lightning extension that comes with 2.46 by default. Odd, but true.
I can confirm this... (SeaMonkey 2.46, Build identifier: 20160923004119). I hope it will be fixed until release.
'Oh, a .js isn't executing on a website, that's bound to be the calender extension for the Email client!'
Looks like another case of a piece of junk website. I am seeing a html error in the error console with lightning installed. Disable advertising lighting compatibility by setting calendar.useragent.extra to blank. 2.47 already has a checkbox for it in the prefs under Advanced HTTP Networking.
Thanks for that workaround.
Indeed, but it is also the most popular online newspaper in the word (hard to believe, but true) So, this isn't an 'edge case' and fixing this via prefs in 47+ may well not be a readily known option for many people, i.e. a better fix than that checkbox might be a good idea?
As Fallen said in bug 1275679:
Thus, we can be happy that we'll have that checkbox at least to disable the Lightning token when website conflicts occur as in this case.
>> So, this isn't an 'edge case' and fixing this via prefs in 47+ may well not be a readily known option for many people, i.e. a better fix than that checkbox might be a good idea?
It seems to me the js code on the website is at fault. It gets something wrong during browser sniffing. Not much SeaMonkey can do about it other than putting it into the release notes.
Seems to me that you're right, the whole site coding is a mess. But, it is very popular and it's far from the only site on the Net that has messy coding.
I'm just saying that when SM breaks on it, people will not be blaming the Daily Mail site or looking at the SM release notes.
Well, I'm quite happy to just blank the about:config entry, but that wasn't really the point I was making.
It's an unfair world and SM will get the blame when this breaking happens on websites.
Yeah, it has been like that for ages (unfortunately). There is a "Tech Evangelism" component on bugzilla, but not much seems to be happening there in such cases (at least not if just SeaMonkey is affected).
(There is also likely "feedback" on a website, so...
Likewise you could change the Pref, general.useragent.override,
or set up a site specific Pref, general.useragent.override.dailymail.co.uk, removing the "Lightning" part in each case.
Adding Lightning to your UA breaks things - even in SeaMonkey 2.40.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript
I'm OK with blanking that about:config entry, not like I'm going to be using it.
Damn thing is a pig to theme for, I know that. I'm not doing OS manifest flags just for one extension and yet the extension is using totally different graphics from platform to platform. Grr....
This is so getting removed when I've finished the updates for these three themes.
Is it a bug that "Lightning" doesn't show in UA info?
Menu -> Help -> "About SeaMonkey" [about:]
There is no info about Lightning extension when it's enabled ("calendar.useragent.extra" contains some string; e.g. default "Lightning/5.1").
IMHO there should be FULL information about User Agent...
It's purposefully added only when the UA string is generated in HTTP request (i.e., not sent with E-mail messages either). I agree that it's inconsistent and to that extent obscured, but you'd have to argue with the Calendar guys about it.
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