So I run the latest and greatest dev version of Chrome (currently 10.0.634.0) so I expect a few… irregularities from time to time. But this one threw me for a loop. I was testing some code on my local server (see this blog post if you are curious about the bug) and ColdFusion was throwing errors left and right. I expected this. But after about 5 reloads all of a sudden I got:
Read that carefully. Chrome decided to prevent me from “making the situation worse” and prevented me from hitting the site. If I waited a few seconds then I was “allowed” to run the page again. Now luckily the message is very clear on how to get around this. But I wanted to throw this out to my audience in case they run into it, or in case they run into clients reporting it.
Personally I think this is a huge mistake. I get what they are trying to do here but I can see this backfiring in a big way. You would think it would be smart enough to at least skip the check for localhost.