Closed Bug 402804 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Backslash (%5C) in image location treated differently in IE and firefox.

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set

Tracking

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 64488

People

(Reporter: as42q, Unassigned)

References

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20061201 Firefox/2.0.0.8 (Ubuntu-feisty)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20061201 Firefox/2.0.0.8 (Ubuntu-feisty)

Images locations like http://www.wmah.org/image%5Cmelbourne3.jpg sometimes have backslashes in the address, written %5C.  In IE the baskslash appears to be translated to a  a forwardslash (probably due to IE's dos heritage), so in the above example IE will grab the image http://www.wmah.org/image/melbourne3.jpg which works fine.  While this might be technically dubious behaviour on IE's behalf, it would be nice if firefox could replicate to make browsing websites like the one mentioned above more pleasant.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to http://www.wmah.org/
2. observe that images like http://www.wmah.org/image%5Cmelbourne3.jpg do not load.
Actual Results:  
Images like http://www.wmah.org/image%5Cmelbourne3.jpg don't load.

Expected Results:  
Images like http://www.wmah.org/image%5Cmelbourne3.jpg should be translated to http://www.wmah.org/image/melbourne3.jpg prior to loading.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: backslash
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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