Bugs in Google Chrome Browser Beta



You might find http://www.crn.com/security/210500382 interesting, as
it describes some bugs for the Google Chrome browser including a
security one that could be serious. Of course bugs are expected in a
beta, but Chrome seems to have more than a fair share and much work
seems necessary on it before it is ready for prime time.

I have reported some bugs to Google Chrome. There apparently is some
problem in the header exchange. Even though Chrome can view a page
served properly as xhtml 1.1 with mime application/xhtml+xml, if you
ask it in header exchange if it can, it apparently says no and in my
case the page gets rewritten as xhtml 4.01 strict so it can be viewed
by IE. Of course the page still works using html 4.01 strict. Chrome
is supposed to be based a lot on the Safari and Firefox browsers, but
at least the Safari for Windows browser and Firefox do not have this
problem. Like Mozilla based browsers such as Firefox and Seamonkey, it
confuses a html page embed with a frame when you view the source code
with it giving a dropdown list labeled frame. Of course frames are not
valid in html 4.01 strict and xhtml 1.1 and give a validation error at
w3c although they may still work. One has to use a regular object and
a rather obscure ActiveX object for IE with Microsoft conditional
comments to get a proper embed of a html page that will work on most
modern browsers.

Chrome also has some issues with some embedded media players and in
such cases one has to download the video or open the video player
rather than streaming properly embedded in a web page. In this
respect, it is much like Safari - at least Safari for Windows.

At the url mentioned at the top of the page some of the discussion
highly praised the not-too-well-know K-Meleon browser that I
downloaded from http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/ . It is based a lot
on the Firefox browser. They have a lot of plugins for media etc that
you can download, but since I had most media working of Firefox, K-
Melon found the proper plugins and I did not have to download any. It
worked properly on the most severe torture test I have at
http://www.cwdjr.net/video4/embedpageB.php . All media were properly
embedded and did not require download or opening of a player on a full
page. I can not make this statement of Opera, or Safari for Windows.
The only mistake it made was calling a true html page embed a frame,
as does Firefox and Google Chrome. K-Meleon is extremely fast. I have
not played with it to know how much I will use it, but if I had to
give up on Firefox as my main browser, K-Meleon likely would be the
replacement for it.


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