gmail.com - serves invalid XML to browsers not properly sniffed

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

P1
major
RESOLVED FIXED
8 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: andreea.pod, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Not tracked)

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(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

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Description

8 years ago
Created attachment 552326 [details]
XML error

Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:6.0) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/6.0 Fennec/6.0

Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/8.0a1 Fennec/8.0a1

Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:7.0a2) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/7.0a2 Fennec/7.0a2

Steps to reproduce:
1. go to http://mail.google.com/mail or http://www.gmail.com

Expected result: the log in page should load

Actual result: XML Parsing Error appears, see the screenshot
That seems to me a problem with that site.
But I'm not getting this xml parsing error here, using trunk.

Comment 2

8 years ago
I am also getting this error using trunk. And on the stock browser, gmail.com  is loading fine.
Works for me just fine. Not a Fennec front-end issue.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Resolution: WORKSFORME → INVALID
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Comment 4

8 years ago
Created attachment 553715 [details]
log

This is still reproducing, I attached the log and also please see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ip0xOTZTBU&feature=channel_video_title. 

Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:7.0) Gecko/20110816 Firefox/7.0 Fennec/7.0
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110816 Firefox/8.0a1 Fennec/8.0a1

Device: LG Optimus 2X (Android 2.2)
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Updated

8 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Yes, perhaps this can be reproduced, but this is very likely a problem with gmail, not with Fennec.
I've tried to open the Gmail webpage on the stock browser and it has worked fine. I had the same result for a couple of 3rd party browsers. It seems that occurs only for Fennec.
Also I've changed the uagent via Phony add-on and the Gmail webpages has been loaded correctly for all existing options, except the Default one, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/user/qaioana#p/a/u/0/8cP_qY0nezg
I hope that this view-source code it would be helpful: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/1302511
Version: Firefox 8 → Trunk
It's happening because the ampersand in this link isn't escaped:
<a href="http://mail.google.com/mail/signup?pc=mobile&ep=go_mobile%3D1%26btmpl%3Dmobile_tier2%26idvToken%3D">

So this is a tech evangelism issue.

I wasn't seeing this issue, because I don't see the "New to Gmail? It's free and easy" part. I guess Google knows that I'm already using gmail.
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Fennec → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Blocks: 668288
Raising severity seeing that Mobile Firefox users can't see nor login to Gmail which is extremely bad.
Severity: normal → major
Priority: -- → P1
Summary: XML Parsing Error: not well-formed on gmail.com → XML Parsing Error: not well-formed on gmail.com (Mobile Firefox)
Attachment #553715 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Status: REOPENED → NEW
FWIW, this is definitely because GMail serves another content to Firefox (and Opera). Changing the user agent to the stock Android browser solves the issue. That's really sad...
So not only are they browser-sniffing, but they're serving invalid XML to browsers they don't recognize. Lovely.
Summary: XML Parsing Error: not well-formed on gmail.com (Mobile Firefox) → gmail.com - serves invalid XML to browsers not properly sniffed
http://input.mozilla.com/en-US/opinion/2360431
http://input.mozilla.com/en-US/opinion/2359726

What will it take for this bug to get looked at and assigned a contact to speak to Google?

Comment 19

8 years ago
Opera has the same type of issues with a few sites, specifically ASP.
http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/2011/08/12/asp-wrong-mime-type

Basically the sensible thing to do is to reparse the page as HTML (common users) and send a warning or error in the log (web developers).
Paul, by any chance, could you point this bug to whom can fix it?
(In reply to Aaron Train [:aaronmt] from comment #18)

> What will it take for this bug to get looked at and assigned a contact to
> speak to Google?

You are assuming that we have not poked Google about this?
(In reply to Karl Dubost from comment #19)

> Basically the sensible thing to do is to reparse the page as HTML (common
> users) and send a warning or error in the log (web developers).

Someone should probably file a new bug against Gecko to do exactly that, since throwing up a "this site is broken" page is poor UE compared to "this site is broken, but we'll show it to you anyway".

Comment 23

8 years ago
It seems that many more mobile browsers are having the same problem with Gmail since august 30:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=08970ac274f70421&hl=en
I just attempted to login today and this seems fixed; was able to login, compose and read email. Can someone else verify that all is fixed now?
Yeah, seems fixed. I'm able to login too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
No longer blocks: 668288
Blocks: 668288
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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