no error when using HTTP to access an SSL site

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

()

Core
Networking: HTTP
RESOLVED WONTFIX
14 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Christopher Nehren, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
All
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [kerh-coz], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
Mozilla and FF both either never error out or give a blank page when trying to
use HTTP to access an HTTPS site.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Attempt to load an SSL site/port but with http:// rather than https:// .

Actual results:
Either about:blank is rendered as the page (FF) or the page is never rendered /
an error message is never given (Suite).

Expected results:
An error message detailing the problem.

Comment 1

14 years ago
-> PSM.
Component: Networking: HTTP → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
Version: Trunk → 1.01

Updated

14 years ago
Component: Security: UI → Security: UI
Product: PSM → Core

Updated

13 years ago
Whiteboard: [kerh-coz]

Updated

12 years ago
Assignee: darin → kengert
QA Contact: networking.http
QA Contact: ui

Comment 2

10 years ago
I don't think this bug should be assigned to the PSM module.

When the http protocol has been requested by the link, then no PSM code is active at all, therefore no fix to PSM could ever make it work.

If you want to fix this, you must enhance the http code to be smart and detect non-http server ports.
Assignee: kengert → nobody
Component: Security: UI → Networking: HTTP
QA Contact: ui → networking.http

Updated

10 years ago
Version: psm1.01 → 1.0 Branch

Comment 3

10 years ago
kai: you are right. I don't know what I was thinking... 4 years ago :)

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: Mozilla times out when using HTTP to access an SSL site → no error when using HTTP to access an SSL site
Most modern SSL sites return plaintext HTTP when they get HTTP requests instead of client hellos
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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