link does nothing when target is other frame and mixing HTTP and HTTPS




15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Martin.vGagern, Unassigned)


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Bug Flags:
in-litmus +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040729
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040729

When loading a https:// source into a frame, otherwise staying on the same
server, the links in this page that target other frames do not work. Opening
them in a new window / tab works fine.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Frameset
2. Open secure page in one frame
3. Klick on link (http or https does not matter) targeting other frame

Actual Results:  
nothing happens

Expected Results:  
link should be opened in other frame
timeless says it is probably caused by the fix for bug 246448, so this behavior
is expected.
Component: Browser-General → Security: General
i'm not sure about expected, predictable ...
Depends on: 246448
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This is still a problem with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12)
Gecko/20051005 Firefox/1.0.7.

As long as noone argues that this is indeed intended behaviour for some reason
or other, which I frankly don't believe, this is still an open bug, easy to
confirm, and should be solved one day.
could you also test using a build from the provided links, instead of in 1.0.7?
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008060101 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre

Either link triggers the display of a XUL error page, which is always displayed in the top frame (see text at the bottom of this comment), so this testcase WFM by respect to the "link targeting other frame does nothing" error.

Here's the text of the error page:

Secure Connection Failed uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is not trusted.
(Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)
    * This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
    * If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

          Or you can add an exception…

I've added the above test case to litmus for this bug.

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1pre) Gecko/20090602 Shiretoko/3.5pre and Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1pre) Gecko/20090602 Shiretoko/3.5pre both WFM, as I suspected as this is an OLD bug.

Resolving WFM.
Closed: 10 years ago
Flags: in-litmus+
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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