www.sportsnet.ca seems to be stuck trying to detect something



15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: cilias, Unassigned)






15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316

Go to http://www.sportsnet.ca .
Loads fine in Mozilla 1.6
Loads fine in Firefox 0.8 (which uses Moz 1.6)
Loads fine in Netscape 7.1

Now try it in Mozilla 1.7x (beta or the latest nightly)
Cache and History are cleared.
ac.rnm.ca and sportsnet.ca are set to "can set cookies".
Tried it in a fresh profile, and still no go.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Latest build I tried it with is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040419

I don't know what the source of the problem is; so I don't know if this is a
problem with the website or Mozilla. For now, I'm filing it as a tech evangelism

Comment 1

15 years ago
IE also gets stuck for quite a bit, but that may be me [running XP Pro with
Service Pack 2 RC installed, which breaks quite a bit of the browser's
smoothness :o]

Seeing the same problem with a clean profile and Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040419

The page lists "download real player", "internet explorer 5+", download flash 6+"
Can't find obvious dupes, but i can't see what's happening when the page is
stuck in the DETECTING phase.
They are sending a content-location header with an ip-adress which is not
reachable afaik: Content-Location:

I think this line of html code has something to do with it:

I can't get that content-location header with that direct url in the embed tag.

Server-response, which seems to cause the long wait:
HTTP/1.x 200 OK
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 09:53:48 GMT
Server: Orion/1.5.2
Set-Cookie: SportsnetUserType=1; Expires=Thu, 06-May-04 09:53:48 GMT; Path=/
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/html
X-Cache: MISS from www.sportsnet.ca
Keep-Alive: timeout=20, max=100
Connection: Keep-Alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked

Afterwards, all the image seems to have an url that starts with:
In this forum they mention that it works in earlier versions of Firefox:

Here is an rfc about content-location:

Maybe it is useful.
I've backed out content-location support.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

15 years ago
Verified on Win32 zip of 1.7_20040504.
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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