Site offers to download localized versions, but to wrong locales

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
11 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060921 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060921 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.7

Notice that the show IP addresses are from Portugal!
$ whois 62.48.148.138 | grep country
country:      PT
$ whois 195.138.0.74 | grep country
country:      PT

Firefox (unkown version) on Windows XP SP2 through proxy on 62.48.148.138 was offered pt_BR version
Firefox (1.5.0.7) on Windows XP SP2 through proxy on 62.48.148.138 was offered en_US version
Firefox on GNU/Linux Ubuntu 6.06 directly from 195.138.0.74 was offered en_US version

Best bet would be to use whois records... if they're being used, then there's a mighty interesting bug...

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. visit http://www.mozilla.com/
Actual Results:  
1. wrong localizd version offered

Expected Results:  
1. correct localizd version offered
Your IP address shouldn't matter, the only factor that determines which build you get is your Accept-lang header, which you can configure in Firefox's preferences dialog.
The site offers localized versions based on what JavaScript's navigator.language (and its variants) is set to. In Firefox, this can be customized via the "general.useragent.locale" option in about:config.

No checking of IPs is done at all.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites
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Updated

5 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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