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[Unrelated?] Serious side effect on normal source code editing caused by Firefox bug

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FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

Hello, I have a serious problem on normal editing. I get a message that I cannot save due to loss of session. Normally this is by-passed if one insists. This does not work. Even if I follow the instructions, log off - log on, it still does now allow me to save. I could only save by turning on the 2017 editor again.

This is not a minor bug. This is a serious nuisance. Please act !

IKhitron (talkcontribs)
FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

Thank you. As far as I can see this is a very serious mess. I will inform the other users in el-wiki of this issue, so that they are aware of this side effect of trying the 2017 editor.

IKhitron (talkcontribs)

Why do you think it has something with the new editor?

FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

Cause and effect - I did not have this problem before trying the new editor. Maybe I am wrong but it is the first thing that came to my mind. I never again had the problem of not being allowed to save more than once or twice. Now it is IMPOSSIBLE ! This is a first.

IKhitron (talkcontribs)

I'm sure you are wrong.

FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

I will note your disagreement, in the same location where I wrote my cautionary note, in el - village pump.

IKhitron (talkcontribs)

Thanks. Tell me when you'll know for sure who's right.

FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

Hey, I do not care who is right. I accept your word. I am a wikiholic editor. I only care that this problem is fixed by Wikimedia, to allow me to edit in the way I prefer. Nothing else!

IKhitron (talkcontribs)

(-; If so, tell me when you'll know for sure what's right.

JCrespo (WMF) (talkcontribs)
FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

For the moment it seems to ba a FF problem (FF 50.1.0). Chrome seems to be OK, I am using it since I wrote about the problem here.

FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

We have a conclusion from el-wiki. An editor identified the problem, that FF automatically accepts up to 150 cookies. Apparently the new editor helped to go over 150, creating the problems I saw. I have followed the instructions of our colleague in el-wiki and set the limit to 200. Now I am using FF without any problem.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Understood, will close this thread but we'll keep working on Phabricator to make sure it doesn't happen to others, who might not know how to fix it.