[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 30303] New: Auto page reload when an image is missing

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Mon Oct 12 04:06:27 PDT 2009


           Summary: Auto page reload when an image is missing
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Major
          Priority: P2
         Component: Page Loading
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: rc at opelgt.org

When Safari isnt able to load an image at first page load (reason can be that
no filename is provided in HTML <img src=""> or a wrong filename) it
automatically reloads the whole page, not the images only, to get the images in
a second try. For a normal static HTML page no problem.
But lets see what happens when a form with a POST- variable is used:

Safari - or Webkit, I dont know - reloads the page but <b>without</b> a value
for the POST variable. This can generate a second order in an online-shop.
There is no alert of Safari asking if a reload shall be made.
And, instead of displaying the new version of the page Safari/Webkit combines
the first loaded HTML (from its disc cache) with the graphics from the second

Its not really a bug but its not nice either. I would suggest no automatic
reload when POST or GET variables are used as a first fix?

You can see Safaris/Webkits reload when looking at the browser window. First
time the image is missing, after unsuccessful auto reload the missing graphic
symbol is shown.

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