bad links and update button for Google Talk plugins

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plugins.mozilla.org
UNCONFIRMED
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: skierpage, Unassigned)

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Description

6 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 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ and clicked the button to [Update] my Google Talk Plugin.


Actual results:

Plugin Check detects my Google Talk Plugin Version: 2.8.5.0 is "Outdated Version" and provides a brown "Update" button/link.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 http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.

I also have the Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.15, 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) { ...."}) @ https://www.mozilla.org/js/plugincheck.js:3501
I don't know if this is relevant.

The query for Google Talk info seems to be
https://plugins.mozilla.org/pfs/v2?appID={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":"2.8.7.6830" which is newer than my 2.8.5.0, 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.
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Comment 1

6 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 http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/null, and the gray [Research] button is also a hyperlink with no href.
Component: plugincheck → plugins.mozilla.org
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