Closed Bug 725634 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Google Search results not working when cookies disabled

Categories

(Tech Evangelism Graveyard :: Other, defect)

defect
Not set
critical

Tracking

(firefox11+ fixed, firefox12+ fixed)

VERIFIED FIXED
Tracking Status
firefox11 + fixed
firefox12 + fixed

People

(Reporter: cbook, Unassigned)

References

Details

Steps to replicate using Fx9/10 are:

- Open Firefox
- Disable Third-party cookies (Options/Preferences->Privacy and change
History to "Custom". You'll see a number of options, uncheck accept cookies)
- Go to any google search page and enter terms
- Click on the link. Nothing apparent happens, and an error is thrown in
the browser console (Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Security
error"  code: "1000" nsresult: "0x805303e8 (NS_ERROR_DOM_SECURITY_ERR)"
  location:
"http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=deadsquid&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdeadsquid.com%2F&ei=LdMzT5Q_6eLRAcWD9bQC&usg=AFQjCNGbQp88pjPxF65BuykF-HKP950TKw 
Line: 1"])
Duplicate of this bug: 725637
Google has been notified, as well.
also note that the scenario in comment #0 produce a blank page when you click on the results on the https search
>	xul.dll!XPCThrower::BuildAndThrowException(cx=0x07d5e780, rv=0x805303e8, sz=0x0ebb5580)  Line 231	C++
 	xul.dll!ThrowCallFailed(cx=0x07d5e780, rv=0x805303e8, ifaceName=0x04fec9cd, memberId=0x0754bc10, memberName=0x00000000)  Line 562	C++
 	xul.dll!xpc_qsThrowGetterSetterFailed(cx=0x07d5e780, rv=0x805303e8, obj=0x0ee9f3a0, memberId=0x0754bc10)  Line 576	C++
 	xul.dll!nsIDOMWindow_GetLocalStorage(cx=0x07d5e780, obj=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc10, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 507	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::Shape::get(cx=0x07d5e780, receiver=0x07060010, obj=0x0ee9f3a0, pobj=0x0ee6d840, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 301	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js_GetProperty(cx=0x0ee6d840, obj=0x0ee9f3a0, receiver=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc00, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 5412	C++
 	mozjs.dll!JSObject::getGeneric(cx=0x07d5e780, receiver=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc10, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 211	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::Wrapper::get(cx=0x07d5e780, wrapper=0x07060010, receiver=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc10, vp=0x0014c401)  Line 230	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::Proxy::get(cx=0x07d5e780, proxy=0x07060010, receiver=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc10, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 856	C++
 	mozjs.dll!proxy_GetSpecial(cx=0x07d5e780, obj=0x07060010, receiver=0x07060010, sid={...}, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 1066	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::GetPropertyGenericMaybeCallXML(cx=0x07d5e780, op=JSOP_GETPROP, obj=0x07060010, id=0x0754bc10, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 217	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::GetPropertyOperation(cx=0x07d5e780, pc=0x07060010, lval={...}, vp=0x0014c458)  Line 285	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::Interpret(cx=0x07d5e780, entryFrame=0x06a80020, interpMode=JSINTERP_NORMAL)  Line 2645	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::RunScript(cx=0x07d5e780, script=0x0ee27c00, fp=0x06a80020)  Line 454	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::ExecuteKernel(cx=0x07d5e780, script=0x0ee27c10, scopeChain={...}, thisv={...}, type=EXECUTE_GLOBAL, evalInFrame=0x00000000, result=0x00000000)  Line 658	C++
 	mozjs.dll!js::Execute(cx=0x07d5e780, script=0x0ee27c10, scopeChainArg={...}, rval=0x00000000)  Line 698	C++
 	mozjs.dll!EvaluateUCScriptForPrincipalsCommon(cx=0x07d5e780, obj=0x0ee9f3a0, principals=0x0a9230b4, originPrincipals=0x00000000, chars=0x0f23a008, length=0x0000094f, filename=0x078fb7a8, lineno=0x00000001, rval=0x00000000, compileVersion=JSVERSION_DEFAULT)  Line 5331	C++
 	mozjs.dll!JS_EvaluateUCScriptForPrincipalsVersionOrigin(cx=0x07d5e780, obj=0x0ee9f3a0, principals=0x0a9230b4, originPrincipals=0x00000000, chars=0x0f23a008, length=0x0000094f, filename=0x078fb7a8, lineno=0x00000001, rval=0x00000000, version=JSVERSION_DEFAULT)  Line 5368	C++
 	xul.dll!nsJSContext::EvaluateString(aScript={...}, aScopeObject=0x0ee9f3a0, aPrincipal=0x0a9230b0, aOriginPrincipal=0x00000000, aURL=0x078fb7a8, aLineNo=0x00000001, aVersion=0x00000000, aRetValue=0x00000000, aIsUndefined=0x0014c99b)  Line 1507	C++
 	xul.dll!nsScriptLoader::EvaluateScript(aRequest=0x0aa1c708, aScript={...})  Line 903	C++
 	xul.dll!nsScriptLoader::ProcessRequest(aRequest=0x0e0e7e20)  Line 796	C++
 	xul.dll!nsScriptLoader::ProcessScriptElement(aElement=0x0ec7c634)  Line 742	C++
 	xul.dll!nsScriptElement::MaybeProcessScript()  Line 182	C++
 	xul.dll!nsHtml5TreeOpExecutor::RunScript(aScriptElement=0x0ec7c5f0)  Line 759	C++

So we're throwing on window.localStorage when cookies are disabled.
The behavior of Chrome when cookies are disabled is that window.localStorage is a storage value, but trying to set any key throws QUOTA_EXCEEDED_ERR.
(copying from my post to release-drivers)

I just checked Japanese user forums and tweets and found a few reports
on the same issue.

* A tweet says his environment is Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Firefox 3.6.25.
* Another says that the issue was resolved by removing all cookies then
  allowing cookies from google.co.jp.
* Yet another says he has found a workaround: forging the user agent.
Is the UA they used specified?

(In reply to Kohei Yoshino from comment #6)
> (copying from my post to release-drivers)
> * Yet another says he has found a workaround: forging the user agent.
> Is the UA they used specified?

No.
UA spoofing(Chrome, IE) does not help.
dom.storage.enabled = false helps.
Duplicate of this bug: 725725
Google has pushed a fix for this issue.  Please test and let us know if there are any more problems.
Thanks, Mike, I'm not seeing the issue any longer, and will ask our QA team to confirm. Thanks again for jumping on this and correcting it .
Keywords: qawanted
verified fixed, did some testing and it works fine
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Keywords: qawanted
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
The search is now working normally.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → FIXED
I'm still seeing the issue on Google.co.jp.
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&q=%E9%BA%B9%E7%94%BA%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E5%93%81%E5%B7%9D

Those quick links (Google Transit) on the top won't work:
"Google 乗換案内" "駅探" "えきから時刻表"
(In reply to Kohei Yoshino from comment #15)
> I'm still seeing the issue on Google.co.jp.
> https://www.google.co.jp/
> search?hl=ja&q=%E9%BA%B9%E7%94%BA%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E5%93%81%E5%B7%9D
> 
> Those quick links (Google Transit) on the top won't work:
> "Google 乗換案内" "駅探" "えきから時刻表"
Confirmed  and the following error in Error console when I click the quick link.

Error: Security error = NS_ERROR_DOM_SECURITY_ERR
Source file: https://www.google.co.jp/url?url=http://www.google.co.jp/transit%3Fsa%3DX%26oi%3Dja_train%26hl%3Dja%26ie%3DUTF8%26f%3Dd%26saddr%3D%25E9%25BA%25B9%25E7%2594%25BA%26daddr%3D%25E5%2593%2581%25E5%25B7%259D&rct=j&sa=X&ei=Kts0T4-mG4qamQWjkMymAg&ved=0CCQQ5AEoADAA&q=%E9%BA%B9%E7%94%BA%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E5%93%81%E5%B7%9D&usg=AFQjCNGEo0sNbI0v-OpuSwHc4i8LD4U41A
Component: Search → DOM
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: search → general
(In reply to Mike Graboski from comment #11)
> Google has pushed a fix for this issue.  Please test and let us know if
> there are any more problems.

A fix in your search system or a fix into the Firefox code base ?
Ah ok i see you fixed it locally
@  Mike Graboski
would it be also possible to allow the Google Search Domain change without the need for Cookies ?
http://www.google.com/ncr

also is restricted now to cookie use all of these worked before without the need for cookies
(In reply to Alice0775 White from comment #16)
> (In reply to Kohei Yoshino from comment #15)

I have also been able to reproduce this issue.  Will investigate and update this thread once I have additional info.
(In reply to CruNcher from comment #19)

The Search Domain change will still require Firefox to send cookies to Google to help determine the appropriate TLD for google.com.  (Additional comments about the Search Domain change should be added to bug #633773).
(In reply to Mike Graboski from comment #21)

Google's search team is working on a fix for this issue.  I will update this thread when the fix has been pushed.
A fix to the Japan Transit links issue is now live on Google.  Please feel free to verify that the links are now working as expected.  Thanks for testing and helping us catch all these cases!
The rest of the issue on Google.co.jp seems fixed. Thank you.
Assignee: nobody → other
Component: DOM → Other
Product: Core → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → other
Hardware: x86 → All
This still appears to be a problem in Firefox 17.0.1 (December 2012)
Running in Ubuntu 12.04

To reproduce:

Start Firefox in safe mode 'firefox -safe-mode'
Disable Cookies from all sites
Go to http://www.google.co.uk/
Search for eg 'enlightenment'
You get no results.
Reload the page
You see the results
Click on the next button
Page goes pale and one does not move onto the next page.
Reload the page
You see the results
(In reply to dmck from comment #26)
> This still appears to be a problem in Firefox 17.0.1 (December 2012)
> Running in Ubuntu 12.04

File a new bug, I think it's due to the new Google Search layout (Knowledge Graph) deployed by Google in the world.
A Google search fix for this bug has been pushed.  Please let me know if you still encounter broken search functionality in Firefox.
(In reply to Mike Graboski from comment #28)
> A Google search fix for this bug has been pushed.  Please let me know if you
> still encounter broken search functionality in Firefox.

Issue followed in bug 820389.
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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