Closed Bug 187845 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
URL: "//../" should be treated same as "/../"
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021217 Phoenix/0.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021217 Phoenix/0.5 "//" should be treated like "/" - so if we see "//../" in a URL, this should be treated the same as "/../" - but mozilla is stripping the ".." out and we look at the wrong directory. For example: http://www.google.com/images//../logo.gif Should be the same as: http://www.google.com/images/../logo.gif But is instead treated as: http://www.google.com/images/logo.gif (and yes, this is an actual image, but it shouldn't be accessed by the given url). file: is also effected. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load: http://www.google.com/images//../logo.gif Actual Results: Went to the wrong location [http://www.google.com/images/logo.gif] Expected Results: Gone to: http://www.google.com/images/../logo.gif (And see the appropriate 401 from google)
*** Bug 187844 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've been searching for this but the only information I can find on a double slash is to designate a network device when it's at the beginning of the URI. (RFC 1808 & 2396) Also, I believe that an absolute path should be passed to the server exactly. Changing OS=all
OS: Linux → All
Accordin to RFC 2396 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt) // could not be occured in URI, other than scheme delimeter. It definitly newer could be treated as /. If // appeared not as a scheme delimeter, following rules should apply: path_segments = segment *( "/" segment ) segment = *pchar *( ";" param ) So // could be treated as /[empty char]/ or have specific meanings (such as "index"). It could not be parse as /.
I don't see why considering // to be /[empty char]/ would preclude it from acting like /./, as does UNIX and most OS, as well as most browsers and web servers that I've known.
Because RFC stricly described process of URI parcing. First, take in mind, that URI that are hierarchical in nature use the slash "/" character for separating hierarchical components. For some file systems, a "/" character (used to denote the hierarchical structure of a URI) is the delimiter used to construct a file name hierarchy, and thus the URI path will look similar to a file pathname. This does NOT imply that the resource is a file or that the URI maps to an actual filesystem pathname. and Within a relative-path reference, the complete path segments "." and ".." have special meanings: "the current hierarchy level" and "the level above this hierarchy level", respectively. Although this is very similar to their use within Unix-based filesystems to indicate directory levels, these path components are only considered special when resolving a relative-path reference to its absolute form (Section 5.2). Second, // inside path is invalid: The path may consist of a sequence of path segments separated by a single slash "/" character. Within a path segment, the characters "/", ";", "=", and "?" are reserved. Each path segment may include a sequence of parameters, indicated by the semicolon ";" character. The parameters are not significant to the parsing of relative references. There stated e) All occurrences of "<segment>/../", where <segment> is a complete path segment not equal to "..", are removed from the buffer string. Removal of these path segments is performed iteratively, removing the leftmost matching pattern on each iteration, until no matching pattern remains. So "first/second/..//" should be parsed as "first/", not as "first".
> Second, // inside path is invalid: I disagree: > the characters "/", ";", "=", and "?" are reserved... Right - so this implies that the path segment between the '/' is '' which is valid according to the RFC: segment = *pchar *( ";" param ) The question is, what to do with a null segment in general, and what to do with a null segment followed by "/../" (arguably this should be consistent). > e) All occurrences of "<segment>/../", where <segment> is a > complete path segment not equal to "..", are removed from the So the question I have here is, what is a "complete" path segment? (Does a "null segment" qualify?) Perhaps there should be an additional rule before rule e) that states that any '//' should be converted to '/' - though I know this isn't currently in the RFC.
I will take a look, if this can easily be done. The empty segment argument makes sense to me. However Windows does not take // kindly when it ends up as part of an absolute path (and is not an UNC path).
Upon further looking into this I think the current behavior (interpreting // as empty segment and not as /) is the correct one in conformance with rfc 2396. Interpreting // as / is a unix filesystem only feature which has no real meaning for hierachical url paths. The same thing goes for ... which has special meaning on Win98 but nowhere else. Recommend INVALID.
Resolving invalid per the discussion.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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