[webkit-dev] Desperate for webkit help

Mark hoicem at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 25 07:37:33 PDT 2008

Well, it's been a few months since a posted this message and filed this
bug: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18539
We haven't been able to find a work around at all, every single thing we do
doesn't work. So I'm making a plea again, can anyone please address this
issue?? I'm so desperate for help now that we're close to shutting down a
project that's been in the works for almost 2 years because of this one
single + boundary problem. I'll happily pay anyone who agrees to fix the


On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 1:06 AM, Mark <hoicem at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi. I've been developing a cocoa application based around webkit for the
> last 18 months. It's an auto form filling/submitting tool primarily designed
> for adult webmasters to submit their free pages to link lists. (If this is
> an problem I guess you can stop reading now)...
> Currently development has grinded to a complete hault because of a webkit
> issue that we just can't work round. We first noticed the issue with the
> release of Safari 3 but it still exists in the last nightly build of webkit.
> The issue is this: imagine a simple html form. The form is like so and the
> user filled data is in brackets:
> Name: (mark)
> Email: (whatever at qwerty123456.com)
> Url: (http://www.google.com)
> Now if we submit this form in Safari/Webkit, 40-50% of the time the web
> script will throw up an 'invalid email' or 'invalid url' message. At first
> you think 'oh, I must have entered data incorrectly' but clicking back, data
> looks fine. Submit same data again, second time round it submits fine!
> It seems to happen totally at random, it's like the data visible in the
> form fields (ie, the user entered data) is not being passed onto the form
> when submit is pressed. It worked fine prior to safari 3 and we know it's a
> webkit issue because it only occurs in our app/safari/webkit. Other browsers
> submit the same data perfectly each time to the exact same html forms.
> It's very hard to nail down. Sometimes it will submit fine first time,
> sometimes if it fails first time, it can fail second time and then succeed
> third time. You just have to keep submitting the same data until it works.
> Can anyone please help with this? It's kinda killed our application and as
> the title suggests I'm *desperate* for it to be fixed.
> kindest regards
> mark
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