User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 When going to a URI that gives a 301 redirect message without a HTML part you get an error message saying "The document contains no data" and an "OK" button. A TCP/IP trace gives the following conversation: > GET /404 HTTP/1.1 > Host: www.olalarsmo.com > User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 > Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5 > Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5 > Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate > Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 > Keep-Alive: 300 > Connection: keep-alive > > HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently > Location: http://www.olalarsmo.com/404/ > > tcp_disconnect I tried the suggested solutions in the Firefox support forum ("Clear your cache" followed by "set browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to true") but none of that helped. A "View Source" for the empty document gives <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><html><head><title></title></head><body></body></html> Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://www.olalarsmo.com/404 Actual Results: Error message saying "Document contaíns no data" Expected Results: Followed the redirect 301 page to http://www.olalarsmo.com/404/ WORKAROUND: Going to "about:config" and disabling "network.http.keep-alive" solved the problem. Not necessarily elegant, but I hope it helps track down the problem.
A bit further research shows that according to section 10.3.2 in RFC2616 (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html) the server is at fault in this case. I quote: "The new permanent URI SHOULD be given by the Location field in the response. Unless the request method was HEAD, the entity of the response SHOULD contain a short hypertext note with a hyperlink to the new URI(s)." However, all other browsers I've tried seem to be able to use the Location field only.
OK, I have had the same problem with www.orkut.com, and now I finally have run a packet capture on that as well. Here is the response that triggers the error message: GET /Communities.aspx HTTP/1.1 Host: www.orkut.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5 Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 Keep-Alive: 30 Connection: keep-alive Referer: http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=34264&tid=5622&pmx=27&pno=27 Cookie: /* deleted for privacy reasons */ This time there is nothing redirecting the site, but it seems as if Firefox times out after a few seconds (5?)
Assignee: firefox → darin
Component: Preferences → Networking: HTTP
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: mconnor → core.networking.http
Version: unspecified → Trunk
same as bug 221648?
14 years ago
Depends on: 221648
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