[browser] No progress feedback while waiting for server to respond

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2013-09-19
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Medium
Giorgio Venturi
webbrowser-app
Medium
Olivier Tilloy
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

1. Click a link to a resource on a server that is slow to respond.

What happens: Between the time you tap the link, and the time the server responds, there is no feedback that anything is happening.

What should happen: Some sort of progress feedback.

For example, Safari and Internet Explorer allocate a small fraction of the overall progress bar to the sub-task of waiting for the server to respond.

Chrome's page-load spinner spins anti-clockwise while waiting for the server, then clockwise once it starts receiving data.

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2013-09-20
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in webbrowser-app:
assignee: Lina Pio (linapio) → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-30
summary: - No progress feedback while waiting for server to respond
+ [browser] No progress feedback while waiting for server to respond
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Lina Pio (linapio)
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

FF for android have removed the spinner & implemented a progressbar under the adressebar

https://plus.google.com/u/0/117921306881702450038/posts/fHzpEy8V9KL

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Adnane, how progress is shown in general (spinner, progress bar, or something else) is a separate topic. This bug is specifically that waiting for a server is not included in the progress display.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Lina Pio (linapio) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → In Progress

I totally agree with the proposed solution, a portion of the scroll bar (e.g. 10%) will be dedicated to receiving a response from the server.

The progress bar will sit beneath the top bar - please check this animation:

https://drive.google.com/a/canonical.com/file/d/0B9KJYNazZUZjaE5EVHRURllTTTA/edit?usp=sharing

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Giorgio, that link takes me to a login page.

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