Fx not loading some pages or parts until refresh

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Fx not loading some pages or parts until refresh

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I have, during recent months, seen something similar to what Stuck described here, about Firefox and Twitter, (although no "oops something went wrong"-message) however not only at Twitter's site, but the BBC News, and to some extent at other, such as the Swedish national TV but in those cases the pages are downloaded but missing some parts. All is fixed by a refresh of the pages.

I'm only using Firefox, and have no intention of checking with some obsolete browser. It is quite possible that the error is on my end, some add-in/setting, although I have not changed anything but Fx versions (together with updated ver. of NoScript and uBlock Origin, and filter rules for the latter obviously). The changes are usually on the other end; they change layout, service providers, scripts, media players etc. And then something breaks.

Now that I pointed my finger in the other direction, :grin: what have I checked? Well, not much; as Stuck said, it's far easier, although in my opinion increasingly frustrating as more sites are added ..., to refresh the pages.

I do clean cache, cookies, and session more times than I would like to admit; so, that's out of the question. It's quite the opposite at times; it can in some cases help to have visited a site some short time earlier during the same session. But it should work with a clean cache etc.

Bookmarks, well, not that interesting in this case, however in, for example, the case of the BBC News I know that I have a bookmark to their .co.uk domain but get redirected to their .com domain. Perhaps a problem related to that? Nope, changed to .com and got the same result.

I have allowed session cookies for bbc.com.

Firefox console? I see one error "Uncaught (in promise)", well something wasn't "caught". It (in the console) complains about blocked cookies for .co.uk, shouldn't be needed, and a bunch of script and other resources.

But I have since a very long time allowed scripts for bbc.co.uk; bbc.com; bbci.co.uk, and more recently for something called gsconttxt.net (in this case bbc.gsconttxt.net) since otherwise all videos and many images were not loaded.

So, what's going on? Firefox DNS Prefetching? Hmm, nope, network.dns.disablePrefetch is already set to "true".

Not much research as I said; but I noticed that when Fx successfully loaded the page the BBC has a message there; they're hiring people! So, if anyone can press F12 in Fx they can get this secret message and perhaps help them help me download their news pages. :smile:
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Re: Fx not loading some pages or parts until refresh

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I have noticed that the BBC home page doesn't fully load at times (using Firefox too). It hasn't occurred frequently enough for me to worry about it...
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Re: Fx not loading some pages or parts until refresh

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Hi. Ah, thanks for feedback. I don't know if I mentioned, but the page is completely blank, nada there.

I'm not worried, I'm displeased! :grin: At some point 2-3 years ago(?) they changed their media player version/software a couple of times, and after some time it got better. This time I've also tried to wait it out, but then the Swedish SVT started loading only half the pages ... :sigh:

(And there are certainly other really minor quirks, still annoying, that has been there in Fx for many years; such as the link, URL, at the bottom of the window, when hovering the mouse pointer over a link, still being there after you have clicked on the link and the new page has loaded and not going away until you hover above another link on the new page. Only on some sites though; such as the Swedish TV.)
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