yahoo.com - Search results come back in a foreign character set

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: sadvani, Assigned: bc)

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: [CHARSET], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95)
BuildID:    2001071004

Enter any search term for a band in the search gadget at the top right of the 
page, and the results come back as garbage, with foreign characters all over 
the page. It's just a stream of junk.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to the above URL.
2. Type in a search term for any artist.
3. Click Go.

Actual Results:  The results come back as a complete mess of garbage 
characters, no formatting, as though I was looking at a binary stream of a file 
download that attempted to render in the browser.

Expected Results:  Expected to see formatted search results.
It does produce a mess, linux build 2001070921. The page has a <META
http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> , but the content
isn't UTF-16. Setting View|Character Coding to iso-8859-1 for example, displays
page correctly.
-> evangelism
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Evangelism
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 95 → All

Comment 2

16 years ago
.
Assignee: asa → bclary
QA Contact: doronr → zach
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: Search results come back in a foreign character set → launch.com - Search results come back in a foreign character set
Whiteboard: [CHARSET]
(Assignee)

Comment 3

16 years ago
All Evangelism Bugs are now in the Product Tech Evangelism. See bug 86997 for
details.
Component: Evangelism → US English
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Version: other → unspecified
(Assignee)

Comment 4

16 years ago
Error: harvest is not defined
Source File: http://search.launch.yahoo.com/lsearch/all?p=dave+mathews
Line: 241

but otherwise looks fine to me => fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 121228
Summary: launch.com - Search results come back in a foreign character set → yahoo.com - Search results come back in a foreign character set

Comment 5

15 years ago
Verified
2002022703/WinXP
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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