bad links and update button for Google Talk plugins



7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: info, Unassigned)





7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120428 Firefox/15.0a1
Build ID: 20120428030503

Steps to reproduce:

I'm running Firefox Nightly Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120428 Firefox/15.0a1

I visited and clicked the button to [Update] my Google Talk Plugin.

Actual results:

Plugin Check detects my Google Talk Plugin Version: is "Outdated Version" and provides a brown "Update" button/link. But clicking the button does nothing, the button's hyperlink <a class="button yellow"> doesn't even have an href. Also the title of the plugin is just a href="#", i.e. it does nothing.  In comparison, for Shockwave Flash the title of the plugin and the "Up to date" button both link to

I also have the Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:, which shows as Up to date and also has empty or missing hyperlinks.

In Tools > Web Developer > Web Console > Net, there's a gray 'i' line that begins
  Report Weird, we are newer (function (plugins) { ...."}) @
I don't know if this is relevant.

The query for Google Talk info seems to be{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}&appRelease=15.0a1&appVersion=20120428030503&clientOS=Linux+x86_64&chromeLocale=en-US&detection=original&mimetype=application%2Fgoogletalk&callback=C

which returns a wrapped JSON structure containing "version":"" which is newer than my, but unlike the JSON structure returned for flashplayer it lacks a url.

Expected results:

1. If possible provide a working URL for the Google Talk Plugin and updates to it.

2. The plugin check scripting should have better logic so that it doesn't present bogus "#" hyperlinks and broken Update buttons. I.e. check that the URL is valid before wrapping the title and button with <a> tags.

Comment 1

7 years ago
FWIW, my SeaMonkey 2.9 "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20120423 Firefox/12.0 SeaMonkey/2.9" has a Skype Buttons for Kopete plugin.

When I go to plugincheck in SeaMonkey, the title for that plugin is wrapped with <a href="null" so it goes to the 404, and the gray [Research] button is also a hyperlink with no href.
Component: plugincheck →
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