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#16871 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

In Firefox 3.6.15, from the Admin Screen, Logout Function in tool bar does not work

Reported by: Patirick Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: General Keywords:
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Description

Please note: this ONLY happens in FireFox 3.6.15'''''

When the admin screen; and when the tool bar is activated. The logout function does not work.

Here is what happens. When you click on logout (on the left site) from the admin screen on the toolbar, and click on "Back to ((blog name)) the toolbar at the top reappears, and you appear to still be logged in.

This also happens in the Logout function on the right hand side as well, next where it says, "Howdy (name)"

I did test it also with Google Chrome and Windows Explorer; and it did not do this. Only in Firefox latest.

I'm not an expert in security, by a long shot; but something tells me that is not a good thing.

Just an FYI...

-Patrick
politicalbyline.com

P.S. Discovered this on my full production blog.

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this one shows the tool bar appearing after I am supposed to be logged out.

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@Patirick4 years ago

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@Patirick4 years ago

this one shows the tool bar appearing after I am supposed to be logged out.

comment:1 follow-up: @dd324 years ago

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I cant reproduce this on Firefox 3.6.15 + Windows 7.

Have you tried with all plugins disabled or with the default WordPress theme?

You might want to try setting up a test install of WordPress on your host to determine if it's WordPress or the plugins since it's a production blog in question.

Do other Logout functions work? (ie. other links)?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: @Patirick4 years ago

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Replying to dd32:

I cant reproduce this on Firefox 3.6.15 + Windows 7.

Have you tried with all plugins disabled or with the default WordPress theme?

Ugh..... I hate having dink around with plug ins.... grrrr. I'll see what happens.

comment:3 @sivel4 years ago

I cannot reproduce this on Firefox 3.6.15 on Mac OS 10.6.6. I guess it could also be related to firefox extensions. So if plugins nor the theme change the behavior, try disabling your firefox extensions.

comment:4 @dd324 years ago

Might be best to disable the firefox extensions first then, You should have a "Safe Mode" firefox shortcut in the start menu, from memory that should load without extensions.

The fact that other browsers works seems to point that the PHP is working correctly (unsetting the cookies), since it's working for me, I'd say one of the extensions is carrying the cookies over to the new requests.

My thinking of plugins was perhaps one was outputting html content in the logout process which was causing the headers to not be sent correctly.. but other browsers working should rule that out.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @Patirick4 years ago

Replying to Patirick:

Replying to dd32:

I cant reproduce this on Firefox 3.6.15 + Windows 7.

Have you tried with all plugins disabled or with the default WordPress theme?

Ugh..... I hate having dink around with plug ins.... grrrr. I'll see what happens.

Would you believe that I cannot make the stupid thing do it now!?!?!? Weird.

comment:6 follow-up: @dd324 years ago

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  • Status changed from new to closed

Weird.

Indeed.

Given me and sivel can't reproduce it, and it's happening intermittently for you; it seems to suggest a client issue to me.

I'm going to close this as worksforme for now, if you find that this happens for you on other installations or with other browsers, feel free to re-open with extra information so that someone else can reproduce it.

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 @Patirick4 years ago

Replying to dd32:

Weird.

Indeed.

Given me and sivel can't reproduce it, and it's happening intermittently for you; it seems to suggest a client issue to me.

I'm going to close this as worksforme for now, if you find that this happens for you on other installations or with other browsers, feel free to re-open with extra information so that someone else can reproduce it.

Must be. Farkin' technology. Sheesh!

comment:8 @azaozz4 years ago

Just for reference: browsers have two types of cache: disk cache (that the user can delete) and memory cache which is harder to empty. When you navigate to another page and then quickly click the Back button, Firefox seems to pull the previous page from its memory cache (notice that it loads almost instantly). So what you're seeing is not coming from the server where you are logged off, but rather you're seeing the previous page exactly as it was few seconds ago.

I've seen the same behavior in Opera too and it may happen in other browsers.

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