Redirection limit errors again. Try the URL.



15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: eghost, Unassigned)





(1 attachment)

7.48 KB, application/x-zip-compressed


15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

In my mozilla browser I paste this URL
( and
eventually get a message about redirection limit.
"Enable all cookies" option is checked, of course.
AFAIR, The same thing was with 1.4RC1, 1.4RC3 and
now the same is with the final realese.

MSIE6.0 deals just fine with this url!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Paste the URL into URL box;
2.Press enter ;))
3.Get the message....

Actual Results:  
I got message about exceeding URL redirection limit

Expected Results:  
Display the webpage (search engine in this case)

Comment 1

15 years ago
i cannot seem to connect to at all.  reporter: can you please
capture and upload a HTTP log using the steps described here:


Comment 2

15 years ago redirects to which redirects to

Using wget and setting the user-agent
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030707 ->302 Found
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) -> 200 OK

Works when setting general.useragent.override to Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;MSIE
6.0; Windows NT 5.1) 

Comment 3

15 years ago
ok, i'm able to repro the problem now.  sounds like it is just a bad server
implementation if the problem can be fixed by spoofing IE's UA string.

-> evangelism
Assignee: darin → other
Component: Networking: HTTP → Other
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: httpqa → other
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 4

15 years ago
Created attachment 127201 [details]
URL redirect Log file

I uploaded the log file nevertheless;))

Well, it repeats himself really many times;))
Whole 180K were compressed into just 7K;))

Comment 5

15 years ago
Same problem with
I am using 1.4 final release.

Comment 6

15 years ago
From the site webmaster: we gave up supporting non-IE browsers (alas! - too 
little users, too many problems) some long time ago. There was a redirection 
trick implemented differently for IEs and non-IEs, and once non-IEs were given 
up, the trick eventually turned into the loop described. I fixed that. But 
anyway the way the site looks in say Opera makes me fly high. Use IEs - 
supporting non-IEs is not planned, if only Opera. Sorry for the inconveniences. 

Comment 7

14 years ago
As trouble testcase here is an url lost in redirection loop
See also bug #208657
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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