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Hello, everyone. I tried to fix my site from hanging ( it just loads loads loads until a "Page Unresponsive" popup comes ) . I don't know what to do and... You know. I know, there might be infinite loops but- I can't find one! This is my code:


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
    <title>Encrypted directory!</title>
    <link href="/files/style.css" rel="stylesheet">
html {
  max-width: 100%;
  touch-action: pan-x pan-y;
  <body onload="main()">
    <p class="upper" style="margin: 0;">/files/>cd my</p>
      <p>Encrypted directory!</p>
      <p>You need a code!</p>
      <p>[HEX] - viewer, [X]-exit</p>
      <p>Code: <span id="codeInput" class="upper"></span></p>
      <textarea style="display: none;" id="codeInputGetter"></textarea>
    <!-- <script src="/files/script.js"></script> -->
function main() {
  if ((document.readyState === "complete") || (document.readyState === "interactive")) {

function getCode() {
  fakedInputGetter = document.getElementById("codeInputGetter")
  fakedInput = document.getElementById("codeInput")

  while ((fakedInputGetter.innerText.indexOf("\n") != -1) == false) {
    fakedInput.innerHTML = fakedInputGetter.innerText.replace("\n", "")

What I have tried:

I tried to go to the Chrome lighthouse, and... That's how I knew that my site hung.
Updated 6-Feb-22 0:42am

1 solution

I think the problem is in the following code:
while ((fakedInputGetter.innerText.indexOf("\n") != -1) == false) {
  fakedInput.innerHTML = fakedInputGetter.innerText.replace("\n", "")

If there is no newline character found by the call to indexOf, then the result will be -1. You then compare that result (for negative equality) with -1. But the boolean result of -1 != -1 is false. You then compare that result to be equal to false, which is true, so the while loop continues.
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Comments"Rix") 6-Feb-22 6:44am    
But... It focuses the textarea and then it waits until the textarea is finished, AKA, entering a new line. And then, if there's a new line, the loop ends. And see, it's/it should be not infinite at all!
Richard MacCutchan 6-Feb-22 6:51am    
Well, if I change that line to
      while ((fakedInputGetter.innerText.indexOf("\n") != -1) == true) {

it does not hang."Rix") 6-Feb-22 7:09am    
But it does not make the fake input typable anymore :(
Richard MacCutchan 6-Feb-22 7:14am    
There is some code missing from what you have posted as I did not get an input text area on my test."Rix") 6-Feb-22 7:17am    
Does the contenteditable attribute work?

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