Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 fixed our 404

Broken 404 page
Before: 404 Page shown in Firefox 2.0.0.8

404 page
After: 404 Page shown in Firefox 2.0.0.9

Remember that problem we had a couple of weeks back when we updated to Firefox 2.0.0.8: Latest version of Firefox broke our 404 page?

Well, it turns out that it was indeed a problem with Firefox 2.0.0.8. The good news, though, is that it’s now been fixed in Firefox 2.0.0.9, which was released yesterday (1 November).

There’s a good write-up about this on the Mozilla Developer News site: Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated. I certainly appreciate their honesty:

The 2.0.0.8 release fixed some 200 issues, but accidentally regressed a few things. Most users won’t see any difference or experience any problems, and those 200 fixes make the 2.0.0.8 update very valuable, but you should never have to choose functionality over security.

Looks like it was this bug that broke our pages, including the University homepage: Bug 400406 – Layout badly broken in 2.0.0.8, CSS issue with floats or negative margins or display property…

Good work folks, at finding and eliminating the fix.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

4 thoughts on “Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 fixed our 404”

  1. Pingback: fasterda » Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 fixed our 404
  2. God bless open source.

    But Gareth, looking at those screen shots, does this mean that you did nothing with the code for that page?

    I jumped on the 2.0.0.9 band wagon this evening after work when I hit the fox and went to read my feeds.

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