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That’s right! My first bug reported for Firefox, bug 331807.

The bug has to deal with a security error that isn’t an error in the current version of Firefox, but is an error in Bon Echo, the alpha release of Firefox 2.0. It’s a good thing that I test these things, as that would have been a big monkey wrench once 2.0 came out. I’ve found a workaround for it, but I fear that the workaround leaves the same security hole open that was patched in Bon Echo.

Regrettably, it also happens to be bug that kills the main feature of my most popular extension, RTSE. It will also kill the main feature in an extension I’ve been planning to make. Can we say ‘Curses’ anyone? Of course, this won’t affect Firefox 1.5.0.*, so those of you who uses the stable builds of Firefox will have nothing to worry about for some time.

I’ll keep updating this in the comments for anyone that is interested.


  1. Yeah – I don’t have a workaround. I’m not sure how I thought I did in the first place. Hopefully there will be more updates to follow.

    • goatman93
    • Posted March 30, 2006 at 15:49 (3:49 pm)
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    There is the nightly tester tools. Once it gets ported to Bon Echo, RTSE should be fine. :)

  2. @goatman93
    Well, it happens to be more complicated than just the version number sadly. It’s a big security error, but I’m working hard to figure out how to get it to work.

  3. So is it an intentional “error”, or a bug that can be expected to be fixed prior to the public release?

  4. @Reed
    Well, it their eye’s they patched a potential security hole. In my eyes, it’s killing the extension. So chances are I need to come up with a workaround, but if there isn’t one, I’m going to be lobbying for the patch that was added to be backed out.

  5. Update:
    It looks as though we’ve come up with a workaround. This however may be a security hole, so I’ll keep on this.

  6. Update:
    With the workaround, it doesn’t matter anyway.

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