Automatic proxy configuration URL lost after browser check and redirect




10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Ken Short, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15], URL)



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

The above URL is the initial home page for Firefox.  It has a browser check for IE and will redirect to a page that says only IE can be used.

WHen this happens, if Firefox is closed, the Automatic proxy configuration URL is lost.

The Automatic proxy configuration URL is:

The source for the redirect page is:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /><link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" /><title>
    <form name="MAIN_FORM" method="post" action="RedirectBrowser.aspx" id="MAIN_FORM">
<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="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" />

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5">
        <tr valign="top">
            <!--Content Column-->
            <td width="100%" align="center">

                <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="0">
                    <tr valign="top">
                         <br />
                            <br />
                            <span class="Title">
                                The Bellnet portal is only compatible with Internet Explorer.<br/>Please use Internet Explorer to view your original page.<br/>If you do not have Internet Explorer on your computer, call the helpdesk.

                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <span class="Title">
                                Le portail Bellnet est compatible avec Internet Explorer seulement.<br/>Veuillez utiliser Internet Explorer pour afficher votre page initiale.<br/> Si Internet Explorer n’est pas installé sur votre ordinateur, appelez le centre d’assistance.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure The Automatic proxy configuration URL is set to above
2. Open FIrefox (single tab) with homepage as above
3. At re-direct page, close Firefox
4. re-open Firefox; redirect page shown
5. The Automatic proxy configuration URL missing
Actual Results:  
See redirect page
The Automatic proxy configuration URL is lost
Therefore, can't browse to other pages without resetting the The Automatic proxy configuration URL.

Expected Results:  
The Automatic proxy configuration URL should be retained and should eb able to browse anywhere.


Build platform

Build tools
Compiler 	Version 	Compiler flags
NOTE: Firefox is not the default browser

cl 	14.00.50727.762 	-GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE)
cl 	14.00.50727.762 	-GR- -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -TP -nologo -Zc:wchar_t- -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE)

Configure arguments
--enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-optimize --disable-debug --disable-tests --enable-update-packaging --enable-official-branding --enable-jemalloc --with-crashreporter-enable-percent=25
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

This is a mass search of unconfirmed bugs that have no activity on them, so if you feel a bug was marked in error, just remove the CLOSEME comment in the whiteboard within the next month.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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