All users were logged out of Bugzilla on October 13th, 2018

ebay.co.uk - Firefox displays unparsed HTML when clicking a link in "My eBay" at eBay UK

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

RESOLVED WORKSFORME
12 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: markthedaemon, Unassigned)

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: [HTML served as text/plain], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3

Firefox appears to display unparsed HTML when clicking an item in "My eBay" on the eBay network. It displays the page as what would seem unparsed, as opposed to rending the HTML and redirecting to the eBay item in question.

If you do need more information (such as hardware configuration and software setup) you are welcome to contact me.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to My eBay at http://www.ebay.co.uk
2. Click on any item in My eBay (such as bidding, watching, selling)
3. See the page of text that follows
Actual Results:  
A page of "text" appears, although it is unparsed HTML, I have provided the text below:

"<html><header>
<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='1; URL=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&viewitem=&item=250100609868&rd=1&rd=1'></header>
<script language='Javascript1.1'>
<!-- begin script
location.replace('http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&viewitem=&item=250100609868&rd=1&rd=1');
// end script -->
</script>
<NOSCRIPT>Please click <a href='http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&viewitem=&item=250100609868&rd=1&rd=1'> here</a> to view the item.<p></NOSCRIPT>
</html>"


Expected Results:  
Firefox should redirect to the correct page, as that is what the HTML redirect code is saying.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Are they serving the page as text/plain instead of text/html? You can check under Tools > Page Info > "Type:" field.

Comment 2

12 years ago
Does it work in IE?
IIRC, I saw a similar report a while back that turned out to be
virus protection software that caused the problem...
(Reporter)

Comment 3

12 years ago
Yes, it works when browsing with IE.

The page is served as text/plain.
This seems to work for me. But if some of eBay's servers are delivering as text/plain then its an issue that eBay would have to fix.
Yeah, this is almost definitely on eBay's end. You should report the problem to them. Assuming you can still reproduce this problem with a new profile (to ensure that it's not on your end, which is doubtful), this bug is probably INVALID.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager

Comment 6

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yes, it works when browsing with IE.
> 
> The page is served as text/plain.

If the page is served as text/plain then it should be rendered as plain text.
If IE displays it as HTML then the bug is in IE.

-> Evangelism
Assignee: nobody → english-other
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → English Other
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-other
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Firefox displays unparsed HTML when clicking a link in "My eBay" at eBay UK → ebay.co.uk - Firefox displays unparsed HTML when clicking a link in "My eBay" at eBay UK
Whiteboard: [HTML served as text/plain]

Updated

11 years ago
Blocks: 386685
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.