[webkit-dev] Re: crash in gtk port

Alp Toker alp at atoker.com
Mon Nov 19 04:36:12 PST 2007

zaheer ahmad wrote:
> hi,
> i observe random crashes in the gtk port when rendering certain pages
> (rediff.com, cnn.com etc) and the backtrace points to the following
> The platform is a x86-scratchbox.
> could someone point me out possible rootcause

These sites work fine here. I think they might be sending you different 
content, perhaps containing localised text, based on your IP address 
which is tripping up the simple text backend. I get a similar crash when 
I visit http://www.wikipedia.com/

The issue goes away if you use the experimental Pango patch for all text 
rendering, so it looks like it's a bug in the simple text code path. 
Perhaps it's failing to recognise strings of text that it doesn't support.

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