This is not a firefox bug. Google does not return proper HTTP response header. Steps to reproduce: 1. Go to http://www.google.com/mozilla/google.src 2. Check the content-length ([Tools]->[Page Info]). it claims 343 bytes. 3. Save the .src in the local disk (save page as...) 4. Confirm saved file size (707 bytes) The problem is, wrong content length triggers update event, because the browser assumes that plugin must already be obsolete. Eventually, most of Firefox/Seamonkey users keep updating the plugin *almost everyday* though nothing actually changed. There's no way to stop such a silly update.
This is probably related to bug 121616, since the content is gziped. http://leknor.com/code/gziped.php?url=http://www.google.com/mozilla/google.src
(In reply to comment #1) > This is probably related to bug 121616, since the content is gziped. > http://leknor.com/code/gziped.php?url=http://www.google.com/mozilla/google.src Ah. It makes sense. That's not only a pageinfo problem. I'm quite sure you can find a entry NSXXX:LastPingContentLen="343" in your localstore.rdf. And the searchservice compares the ContentLength with string length in a strange way.
The search service update system no longer relies on the reported filesize, so there's nothing left here other than bug 121616.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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