automatically pop up error console with javascript:
Posted by: fyi
Date: August 07, 2012 04:33PM

Here's an oddity that may interest some of you.

The string javascript: (all by itself) will pop up the error console if it's embedded in a page, used as hyperlink or simply pasted to the address bar. It does so in the latest gecko for KM 1.5.4 at least.

I startpaged "error console pops up" and discovered it's a known issue:
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t590971-how-do-i-go-about-disabling-the-error-console-in-firefox.html


I happened to visit the "answers" site http://zhidao.baidu.com and the error console would pop up any time a page was loaded (any of the "question" links in the center column there will trigger it). I'd never seen this before and was curious how it could even be possible! It turns out they have "javascript:" embedded as an iframe in one of their forms.

test: forum url tag with "javascript:" as the target

Re: automatically pop up error console with javascript:
Posted by: fyi
Date: August 07, 2012 04:38PM

My test link above doesn't work obviously, since "http" was added.

Just visit...

javascript:

Re: automatically pop up error console with javascript:
Posted by: fyi
Date: August 07, 2012 05:03PM

Or as kko might say: Been there, done that.

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,76323,76340#msg-76340


So it's not news. All I can say is it freaked me out and seemed worth noting.

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