microsoft.com: links to Windows Server Catalog (www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/) display an error when using Mozilla Firefox 1.0

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Mike Jones, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

When using Mozilla Firefox to view pages on the Microsoft website error messages
are displayed. These links work fine in Internet Explorer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/default.aspx?subid=22&xslt=about&pgn=about
Link to Windows Server Catalog in left column is broken
 
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/default.aspx?subid=22
Link to Windows Server Catalog on right is broken

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx
Link to Windows Server Catalog is broken

Error message:
"We’re sorry, we were unable to service your request. As an option, you may
visit any of the pages below for information about Microsoft services and products."


 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to any of the web page links provided in the problem report
2. Select the Windows Server Catalog link from any of these pages
3.

Actual Results:  
"We’re sorry, we were unable to service your request. As an option, you may
visit any of the pages below for information about Microsoft services and products."

Expected Results:  
The Microsoft Windows Server Catalog page should have displayed.
All these links work for me under Windows/XP using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041208 Firefox/1.0+.
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107
Firefox/1.0

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: bugs → firefox
Component: Web Site → General
QA Contact: firefox.general

Comment 3

14 years ago
Confirming, all three pages have links which should result at the end at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/ or
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/default.aspx.
If I try to open these links on the pages or the mentioned links directly I get
the error page (see URL), but only with FF 1.0. All on WinNT4.

work as expected for
Mozilla 1.8a6 current build (original UA and with UA expanded as NS 7.2),
Mozilla 1.7.3, Netscape 7.2, MSIE 6
does not work for
Firefox 1.0 en-US release (original UA and with UA expanded as NS 7.2)

Interesting, the link
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/default.aspx?subID=22&xslt=about&pgn=moreinfo
 for example does work in all browsers.

At first I thought this is Tech Evang, but I not sure anymore.
Summary: Microsoft web page links display errors when using Mozilla Firefox → microsoft.com: links to Windows Server Catalog (www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/) display an error when using Mozilla Firefox 1.0
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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