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Bug 88199 - Wrong FTP URL handling
Summary: Wrong FTP URL handling
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-07 16:51 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-05-05 16:54:10 UTC

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The HTML used for testing (deleted)
2003-04-07 17:12 UTC, David Balažic
no flags Details

Description David Balažic 2003-04-07 16:51:29 UTC
Description of problem:

The code handling FTP URLs ( ftp://... ) in mozilla fails on some valid URLs, like :

First FTP server info :
hostname :
user     : uel003r2a
pass     : xxxx ( it was really something else and I changed it since again )
user home dir : $el_a:[uel003r2a]
system : OpenVMS , file/directory names are case insensitive
used test files :
used test directories :

Failed URLs :[.WWW]/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[uel003r2a]/WWW/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/WWW/NDA.PNG[-]/uel003r2a/stuff/[-]/www/NDA.PNG[-]/uel003r2a/stuff/[-]/[.www]/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/STUFF/../WWW/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/STUFF/[-.WWW]/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/STUFF/[-.WWW]NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/STUFF/[uel003r2a.WWW]/NDA.PNG$el_a%3a[000000]/uel003r2a/STUFF/[uel003r2a.WWW]NDA.PNG[UEL008R2A.WWW]/JAZ.JPG[UEL008R2A]/WWW/JAZ.JPG$SPECIFIC%3a/[FAL$SERVER]/NETSERVER.LOG

Second FTP server info :
hostname : naomi ( on mydomain )
user     : stein
pass     : test12 ( changed since )
user home dir : /home/stein
system : HP-UX (unix)
used test files :


Failed URLs:

These files were transfered in binary ( "I" ) mode instead of ascii ( "A" ) :$SPECIFIC%3a[FAL$SERVER]NETSERVER.LOG;type=a;type=a

I guess mozilla lacks support for the ";type=" part of the URL.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

I tested all this by creating a local HTML file, containing the above ( and
other ) links. The file also conatin a success/failure table for mozilla and
other programs, together with a detailed description ( as a HTML comment ), how
a certain URL failed.
Currently I only have the results for mozilla.

Comment 1 David Balažic 2003-04-07 17:12:48 UTC
Created attachment 90966 [details]
The HTML used for testing

I loaded this up in mozilla ( file:///home/stein/ftp.url.test.html ) and
clicked on each link, observing the results ( it should load up the requested
document without any errors ). I put OK for correct behavior and FAIL for
failing. There is a HTML comment after each FAIL, describing what happened,
usually this is the content of the error dialog that mozilla presented.

Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2003-05-05 16:54:10 UTC
Looks like this was also filed upstream as:

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