Epass Canada only supports (exactly) Firefox 1.0.6

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
French
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minor
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Gabriel Chadwick, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
Epass Canada the federal government electronic identification system suggest, when you log in, to use Firefox 1.0.6. It does not block you. It give the impression to the user that he is not using the good version of Firefox and adds a step to log in for Firefox user.

To repeat :

1. browse to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/eservices/tax/individuals/myaccount/menu-f.html
2. Click "ouvrir une session".

You will get a message of error. I will contact the goverment agency that is in charge by phone.
(Reporter)

Updated

10 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: french → gabrielmayrandchadwick+mozilla
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Updated

10 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 1

10 years ago
Yeah, this is pretty broken with anything that is not exactly Firefox 1.0.6's UA string, which I can't seem to find at the moment (and I'm not entirely sure that it isn't totally broken on the Mac unless you're using Safari 1.3 or 2.0).

https://blrscr3.egs-seg.gc.ca/js/browserCheck.js

is their browser-detection script, and good luck actually interpreting it.

(The above applies to the English version of their site; I assume the French version uses the same scripts.)

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: Epass Canada suggest to use a non supported version of Firefox (1.0.6) → Epass Canada only supports (exactly) Firefox 1.0.6

Comment 2

10 years ago
By the way, they also sniff for Java 1.4.2.something. Newer Java versions won't work either, which means this site truly *is* broken on a lot of browsers. (Not for a valid technical reason, mind you, but in some perverted sense, their browser sniffing is at least partially correct.)

Comment 3

10 years ago
It actually works with Firefox 2 as well, I've always been using it. It does complain that I'm not using a compliant browser, but it works. The latest Java update seems to have broken though. I can't even get to the browserCheck page.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Also another thing I noticed is that, after I click logon and it's checking my browser, if I type anything in the search bar, everything comes out in reverse.
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Comment 5

10 years ago
First contact was made with cs-sh@cra-arc.gc.ca

Comment 6

10 years ago
I downgraded my Java from 1.6 Update 5 to 1.5 Update 15, seems to fix it.
(Reporter)

Comment 7

10 years ago
Fixed !
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 8

10 years ago
Gabriel, what does this work with now? What browsers have you tested with, in other words? (I can't test this myself at the moment but I should be able to next week if I remember.)

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Comment 9

10 years ago
So sorry, Fixed if using Firefox 3.0.1 
(Reporter)

Comment 10

10 years ago
So not fixed sorry for bugspam.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Reporter)

Updated

10 years ago
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 11

10 years ago
Gabriel, do you have any other browsers that you can test with? Seamonkey would be a good start. I'll look into this more as soon as I can, too.
(Reporter)

Comment 12

10 years ago
Still recommends wrong versions of Firefox with opera 
9.51 on vista.
(Reporter)

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: gabrielmayrandchadwick+mozilla → french
(Reporter)

Comment 13

7 years ago
Service was replaced by compatible service.

Fixed.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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