Closed Bug 532574 Opened 11 years ago Closed 6 years ago

comcast.net - sub-sites (finance, news, etc.) cause non-Firefox Gecko browsers to get stuck in a redirect loop

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: edwardp, Unassigned)

References

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091017 SeaMonkey/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091017 SeaMonkey/2.0

http://www.comcast.net/ itself works with SeaMonkey, it had not before, but when trying to navigate to one of the other sites listed on the left side of the page, the browser redirects to the above URL and gets stuck.  To stop, the STOP icon must be repeatedly selected before the connections will stop.

Reproducible: Always
Blocks: geckoisgecko
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Verified on 2 December build of Minefield.
See also the related (fixed) bug 401709.

Please contact Comcast and complain, and please tell all the other Comcast customers you know to do the same.
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: SeaMonkey → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Summary: comcast.net - subordinate sites (finance, news, etc.) redirect to above URL and SM gets stuck in a loop of some kind → comcast.net - sub-sites (finance, news, etc.) cause non-Firefox Gecko browsers to get stuck in a redirect loop
Will work on SeaMonkey 2.0, with the User Agent Switcher add-on and Firefox/3 added to the SeaMonkey user agent string.
Users should not be forced into modifying the User Agent by any means, in order to see a specific web site...

The redirect loop referenced has not occurred in some time now, however their site still displays the browser upgrade page.
Site has changed. Working with SeaMonkey UA.
http://games.xfinity.comcast.net/
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Component: English US → Desktop
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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