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Firefox 55.0.2 (64-bit) - distracting re-render on width

huw 3 years ago updated by Tom 3 years ago 2

Hello, I have an install of Ubooquity running locally on a ubuntu linux server (LTS).

There's an odd bug where:

  • When viewing on Firefox 55.0.2 (64-bit) [also earlier versions]
  • On a linux desktop ubuntu 17.04 zesty [untested on any other platform]
  • Open any book, and the page begins at max window width, and then resets to include margins
  • Jump take between 0.15 - 1 second and is very visually distracting.

Example below:

Instantly loads:

~1 second later...

Testing on the same machine in Chrome, which works fine.

I have nearly the same browser plugins between the two... and can see no error messages in the console. Any idea what this could be? Guess the stylesheet is loading slow for some reason?

I dug in a bit more, network monitoring in both there may be differences between Chrome and Firefox in howepub.css is loading, it seems not to cache, I think in either browser, does Chrome do any magic here instead? Any idea why that might be?

Under review

I noticed it too, but I did not dig any deeper.

If anybody with better web skills than me has an idea to fix this, I'm all ears. :)