SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And Opera

By | November 12, 2012 | 12 Comments

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And OperaHangs the latter.

Just recently, Opera users started reporting an issue, which caused their browser to become unstable while browsing SkyDrive photos. Now, according to Opera’s Hallvord R. M. Steen, the root cause is Microsoft itself.

As stated in the blog post, SkyDrive suffers from a bug, which sends two million NULL characters during every browsing session that results in a 100% CPU usage.

Interestingly enough, while both Firefox and Opera users experience this issue, Opera is the only web browser that hangs up due to the less efficient NULL chars handling. Fortunately, this will be optimized in the future Opera builds.

Whether or not SkyDrive sends 2 million characters to IE or Google Chrome remains to be seen.

[Via: Neowin]

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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    Why would anyone use SkyDrive in the first place. It ought to be the most terrible file sharing service ever concieved by a corporation.

  2. Guest says:

    Facebook browser is crap and can’t handle anything properly.

  3. Shane Bundy says:

    The article starts with “hangs the former” (which is Firefox) but then later says it hangs Opera (the latter).

    V, you might want to fix the part where it says “Fortunately, this will e optimized in the future Opera builds.” :-)

  4. XP1 says:

    Hallvord R. M. Steen: “The fix was very simple – don’t work so hard to log HTML5 parse errors for all those null characters ‘-)”

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