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Opera Browser security warning:

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    Default Opera Browser security warning:

    Article from Zd net:
    The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing HTTP responses having a malformed “Content-Length” header. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via an overly large 64-bit “Content-Length” value, having the higher 32-bit part negative.

    The vulnerability is confirmed in version 10.50 for Windows. Other versions may also be affected.

    In the absence of a patch, Opera users are urged to avoid browsing to untrusted Web sites or switch to an alternative browser.

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    WHOHA...thats the bad news for opera users like me....
    Thanks alot man.....I will switch too Mozilla...

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    I will never leave Opera ever, never.......................

    @ashishcw,
    See this and get to conclusion which browser to chose:

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/broadb...-acid-3-a.html

    Switch to safari or Chrome not the * Firefox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    I will never leave Opera ever, never.......................

    @ashishcw,
    See this and get to conclusion which browser to chose:

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/broadb...-acid-3-a.html

    Switch to safari or Chrome not the * Firefox.
    Thanks for your thread man it helped.....

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    Internet Explorer and Browsers based on IE
    all fail. Barely cross 12 out of 100.
    The test seems to be based on Javascript, and i think there is a difference with microsoft JScript.

    The security warning for Opera was given, as a routine news item,
    and I also use Opera and 6 more !!!!.

    Most Indian websites are programmed with MS Software, and IE is also needed for proper display.and you cannot avoid it. !

    Both Firefox and Chrome have addon to display in IE mode !!!!
    Most web browsers with the exception of Internet Explorer understand
    Javascript and so the original unmodified code worked properly in all of those
    browsers. Internet Explorer doesn't understand Javascript. Instead it treats
    any Javascript as if it were Microsoft's proprietary language JScript and
    processes it accordingly thus giving errors in IE when you use the same name
    for a variable as has been assigned within the web page source. were
    Microsoft's proprietary language JScript and processes it accordingly thus
    giving errors in IE when you use the same name for a variable as has been
    assigned within the web page source.

    just goes to show that even when you make a trivial change to your script
    that you know will have absolutely no effect when the script is processed as
    Javascript that you will still need to retest the script on IE in order to ensure
    that you haven't fallen foul of one of the many annoying "features" of JScript.
    the error messages by "AcidTest"seem to indicate this and is not conclusive for
    some browsers.
    Last edited by essbebe; 17th March 2010 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    the error messages by "AcidTest"seem to indicate this and is not conclusive for
    some browsers.
    It is for Trident Javascript Engine only that`s why IE9 will be released with Chakra new engine............

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    See this. for IE9 first platform preview.
    Digitizor - Wordpress Toolbar

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    See this. for IE9 first platform preview.
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    Thanks..............

    but I have seen everything and know about everything which will be in IE9 as I like testing browsers .......

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    Anyway thread is getting out of control.I posted the details to point out that acidtest
    is not FINAL, and millions of users of IE
    are not going to change their browsers because of this test 12/ 100 or so !!!!!

    Wonder , how many programmers are members here, and your posts tend to be
    of limited appeal to very few ,here in IBF.

    As Mao Tse Tung said
    I don't care what is the color of the cat !
    so long it catches mice(rats) it is fine with me
    or words to that effect.
    about the Socialist Revolution In China!

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    If you really surf in IE8 , you will find it to be much faster and better than Firefox.

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    For users with limited D/L quota Firefox is the first choice. ( I am limited to 1 GB in both Airtel and BSNL upto 2 Mbps H24 )
    When I use Internet during Free D/L NU
    I use IE8/ Opera/ Chrome/ MyIE9/Maxthon2/kmeleon etc, as I feel like !

    Another similar forum with Vbulletin shows the time (mostly) it took to open its web pages.

    webpages.

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    Opera is also good for conserving bandwidth if we set:
    1. Load images after 1 week.
    2. set cache size to 400 MB.
    3. Use Ad blocker and flashblocker........

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