Infinite tabs being created, must end task in Task Manager to halt

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tex Duncan, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Tex Duncan

    Tex Duncan Guest

    Here's a weird one. And I've been able to duplicate the problem.

    I'm browsing a MyBB php-based message board. I post a message and it takes
    me to a confirmation page ("Your message has been posted... now returning you
    to the thread"), then it forwards me back to the thread and to my message.
    The URL consists of the php file, a thread id, a post id, and an anchor to
    the post id... something like this:


    While that is loading, I close the tab. Why? Because I had opened that
    thread in a separate tab and I've already read the thread. But, by closing
    that tab while the page is loading, I set off an infinite loop of new tabs.
    It appears that IE is determined to deliver me to that page anchor. Suddenly
    one tab after another starts opening and taking me to that link, at a rate of
    about 2/second. I'm unable to kill the tabs as they open and my only
    recourse is to open task manager and kill IE altogether.

    Anybody seen this?

    [i.e. 7 on XP 32 sp2]

    If anyone from MSFT wants to give me contact info I'll be happy to provide
    the BBS on which this has occurrred so they may duplicate and figure out what
    the bug is.
    Tex Duncan, Aug 21, 2007
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  2. Tex Duncan

    Rob ^_^ Guest

    Hi Tex,

    Try testing this in another browser before blaming IE. It could be the
    shrink wrap on the server.

    Rob ^_^, Aug 22, 2007
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