[Mongrel] [Slightly OT] Uploading files with firefox

Brad Ediger brad at bradediger.com
Tue Sep 19 23:28:37 EDT 2006

I'm not seeing this problem at all. I'm using mongrel and  
mongrel_upload_progress 0.1. Firefox I'm not using the  
helpers, however -- I'm using some heavily-hacked code on the client  
side because of some special requirements. Contact me off-list to  
discuss the code -- it's not available for public consumption (yet,  

I don't see why you should have a long-running script anyway. The  
form should post to an iframe and then set up a PeriodicalExecuter  
(which in turn uses setInterval). If I'm not mistaken, that function  
should return immediately. As long as you're using asynchronous  
requests for the updates, you shouldn't block. But I have been known  
to be wrong before, and I could be wrong now. ;-)


On Sep 19, 2006, at 8:51 PM, Michael Kovacs wrote:

> I have been successfully using the latest mongrel and upload  
> progress plugin with safari but firefox seems to have some issues  
> with any request
> that takes longer than 5 seconds to complete. You get the "Warning:  
> Unresponsive Script" screen. Apparently this problem is fixable by  
> following this:
> http://computer-vet.com/weblog/2006/04/28/ 
> firefox_warning_unresponsive_script.html
> Telling my users to go there and do that is not something that I'm  
> willing to do, so I'm wondering if anyone out there knows how to  
> change this on the
> fly or if there's some other trick to make firefox behave during a  
> file upload? Or are others not seeing this problem at all?
> -Michael
> http://javathehutt.blogspot.com
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