[Reloadevery] Problem (Jordi Caballero)

Pete Cahan peter.s.cahan at juno.com
Wed Dec 22 14:27:47 PST 2010

I noticed that reloadevery did not always work with NoScript, and had thought it was just an incompatibility. I now realize that ANY script filtering software will also be incompatible for the reasons that Jordi Caballero indicated.

In an age where malware is so prevalent, IMHO it is irresponsible to force users to stop using any malware filter to use a useful product.

Suggestion: If you can intercept the screen refresh that is used when a load finishes to set a semaphore, you can determine each time reloadevery goes to reload if the previous load completed. (I can give you details off-list, if needed.) That way, if n loads in a row do not complete, you can do a pop-up to tell the user to increase the reload time.  

---------- Original Message ----------
From: reloadevery-request at mozdev.org
To: reloadevery at mozdev.org
Subject: Reloadevery Digest, Vol 66, Issue 4
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:04 -0800


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 01:58:58 +0100
From: Jordi Caballero <excheque at hotmail.com>
To: <reloadevery at mozdev.org>
Subject: Re: [Reloadevery] Problem
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If you want the page to get fully loaded and your Internet connection 
needs 10 seconds to load the page, is nonsense to put reload time to 5 

Who need to let the page load completely only 
have to increase the reload time to adjust it to the Internet 
connection they have.

Think that all Internet connections can have loading 
errors because a fail in the coverage of the WiFi or the ISP, or servers can have too many connections at one moment, then sometimes the pages don't load and appear an error, or the 
pages get locked/blocked on the loading process and never load 
completely, or there are scripts on the page that don't let the page get
 fully loaded... in this cases Reload Every stops working.

Because of that, a reloader have to work always, not only if the page loads completely, and actually Reload Every only works for perfect Internet connections and servers that 
never have errors, that don't exist, not for the most common Internet connections and servers, or bad connections that have loading errors very often.

On the add-on page you say you based your add-on on Opera native reload function, well, Opera reloading works always, not only if the page is fully loaded.

> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:51:56 -0300
> Subject: Re: [Reloadevery] Problem
> From: jaap at haitsma.org
> To: excheque at hotmail.com
> CC: reloadevery at mozdev.org
> Hi
> I implemented it this way exactly because of slow Internet
> connections. If you set reload time to  5 seconds and it takes more
> than 5 seconds to reload the page the page will never get fully loaded
> Jaap
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 21:45, Jordi Caballero <excheque at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I tested Reload Every for a few days and there is a problem with it.
> >
> > It seems that the counter to refresh the page only start when the page is
> > loaded completely.
> >
> >
> > Then if you have a bad connection, sometimes when the page is reloaded, the
> > page don't load correctly, it stops loading at %X or you have a error
> > screen, and then Reload Every stops reloading the page anymore.
> >
> >
> > If possible to modify Reload Every and make the counter for the reloading
> > start at the beginning of the refresh of the page, not when the page is
> > loaded completely, and then refresh the page always, for people that have
> > bad Internet connection loading errors?
> >
> >
> > Thanks

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