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Using Silk 5.0 with Netscape 4.08 or 4.51 I am very
occasionally (perhaps once every two weeks) experiencing
the following "hang" situation:
During a Silk testcase execution, while loading one of
several pages (its not isolated to a particular page) with
lots of graphics the brower's progress field (the percentage
complete field, to the right of the lock icon, on the
status bar) indicates that it is "XX% complete (stalled)".
When this occurs the Netscape loading icon in the upper right
hand corner is active, showing activity with the shooting
When this "stall" occurs: (1) the browser never times out
trying to load the page, (2) Silk never times out trying
to load the page, and (3) I have to terminate the agent
several times to get Silk to stop. A review of the log
always indicates that the "Agent is not responding". At
that point the brower is still trying to load the page,
and will continue to do so util the Stop button is pressed.
At that point a Reload will immediately present the page.
I have never seen this problem when interacting with the
web application under test when Silk is not running (but given
how seldom it occurs with Silk, it just may be probabilities).
Has anyone else experience this problem? If yes do you have
any work arounds?
-Thanks, Terry Horwath
-----------------------Coding Details tidbit ------------------
The spot in my 4Test code where this hang/freeze occurs
is always the same:
boolean brExists(window wBrowserWindow) // wBrowserWindow web page exist?
boolean bRetCode = FALSE
boolean bOld_AppReady = Agent.GetOption (OPT_VERIFY_APPREADY)
Agent.SetOption (OPT_VERIFY_APPREADY, FALSE)
if (wBrowserWindow.Exists()) // *** hangs in Exists() ***
bRetCode = TRUE
Agent.SetOption (OPT_VERIFY_APPREADY, bOld_AppReady)
The hang/freeze used to also occur in the Exists() method, before I
changed the algorithm to disabled the check for Application Ready.
Therefore I made the above change in hopes that checking Exists()
with OPT_VERIFY_APPREADY == false would workaround the problem
(obviously it does not).
I have had Silk 5 hang on me a few times (per day sometimes) when using IE4.72 on Win 98. It will just sit there for a while and then lock up. I have had to end the task in order to get back to the system. Sorry I don't have a work around for you, I just wanted to share in your misery. If you hear anything about this, please, let me know.