There seems to be an issue when loading pages that have QT movies. Memory consumption goes from 30-50K range to over 230K range and stays in the 200K range, even after closing the movie and leaving the site where the movie was hosted.
* All go to start page google.com
FireFox - 27,992K
IE - 33,652K
Safari - 38,476K
Load Page www.apple.com
FireFox - 28,920K
IE - 38,560K
Safari - 44,752K
Load Page www.apple.com/mac
FireFox - 34,328K
IE - 52,324K
Safari - 56,872K
Load Page www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/
FireFox - 40,368K
IE - 52,284K
Safari - 62,852K
*Click "Watch the Demo" under Desktop
FireFox - 78,288K
IE - 107.144K
Safari - 244,932K
Load Page www.google.com
*memory stayed pretty constant for each browser, even
after I left them sit for awhile.
FireFox - 53,624K
IE - 59,512K
Safari - 218,032K
* This last step was interesting. After I completed all the above
steps, I minimized each browser and got the following results.
FireFox - 67,032K
IE - 1,500K
Safari - 3,452K
Thanks for the detailed bug report! Just to confirm: your "Minimizing Browser" step is simply clicking the "minimize" button in the title bar while still looking at the Google web page?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Thanks for the detailed bug report! Just to confirm: your "Minimizing
> Browser" step is simply clicking the "minimize" button in the title bar while
> still looking at the Google web page?
Yes, that is correct.
Fixed in r 24459. http://trac.webkit.org/projects/webkit/changeset/24459