Re: Yahoo search results links dont work in FireFox

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Ralph Fox, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Ralph Fox

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:49:08 -0400, in message <>
    Jim wrote:

    > Just started seeing a strange problem a few days ago.
    >
    > When doing a search on Yahoo using FireFox. When I click on a search results
    > link most of the links instead of taking me to the page they are supposed to
    > give me the standard Open/Save dialog box (wants to save an
    > application/octet stream).
    >
    > This only happens in FireFox (not IE)
    > Only on Yahoo (Google is fine)
    > I have confirmed this behavior on all the computers in the office (Win XP
    > SP3/FF 3.6)
    > All computers were scanned for virus & malware
    >
    > Don't want to upgrade to FF 4 (not even sure it will help)
    >
    > Any idea what is causing this?



    Can you please run this test?

    1. Install the "Live HTTP Headers" extension for Firefox 3.6
    from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/live-http-headers/

    2. Go to a Yahoo search
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Wairaurahiri

    3. Open the "Live HTTP Headers" window in Firefox
    Tools >> Live HHTP Headers
    make sure the "Headers" tab is selected,
    and click the "Clear" button.

    4. Click on a search result on the Yahoo search page.

    5. If you see the standard Open/Save dialog box (wants to
    save an application/octet stream), then
    5.1 Go back to the "Live HTTP Headers" window
    5.2 Save the headers showing in the "Live HTTP Headers" window
    5.3 Post the headers here.

    The headers should look something like the example below,
    but the details will be different. Those differences are
    what is important to find.

    6. If Firefox takes you to the page you want (no Open/Save dialog)
    then
    6.1 Go back to the Yahoo search
    6.2 Click the "Clear" button on the "Live HTTP Headers" window
    6.3 Try again from #4 above.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~example~starts~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG...51eof/EXP=1303913323/**http://www.wjet.co.nz/

    GET /r/_ylt=A0oG7mkLz7dNOgcA5RRXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBybnZlZnRlBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkAw--/SIG=11a851eof/EXP=1303913323/**http%3a//www.wjet.co.nz/ HTTP/1.1
    Host: search.yahoo.com
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110319 Firefox/3.6.16
    Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
    Accept-Language: en-nz,en-gb;q=0.8,en;q=0.5,en-us;q=0.3
    Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Keep-Alive: 115
    Connection: keep-alive
    Referer: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Wairaurahiri
    Cookie: B=docs3nh6rfjob&b=3&s=om; sSN=vexgb2g2wWG7r63m73t2AyymtqM4CP5QFJv0sZsUbsnpULPjdkc1ItrrD5eEmrHqQupDK9oIKWXUuCci0XqV4w--

    HTTP/1.1 302 Found
    Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 08:22:38 GMT
    Cache-Control: private, max-age=0, no-cache
    P3P: policyref="http://info.yahoo.com/w3c/p3p.xml", CP="CAO DSP COR CUR ADM DEV TAI PSA PSD IVAi IVDi CONi TELo OTPi OUR DELi SAMi OTRi UNRi PUBi IND PHY ONL UNI PUR FIN COM NAV INT DEM CNT STA POL HEA PRE LOC GOV"
    Location: http://www.wjet.co.nz/
    Vary: Accept-Encoding
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.wjet.co.nz/

    GET / HTTP/1.1
    Host: www.wjet.co.nz
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110319 Firefox/3.6.16
    Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
    Accept-Language: en-nz,en-gb;q=0.8,en;q=0.5,en-us;q=0.3
    Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Keep-Alive: 115
    Connection: keep-alive
    Referer: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Wairaurahiri

    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 08:15:28 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.11 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.11 OpenSSL/0.9.8i mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.2.8
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.8
    Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=ca3df212adae1db063693b21a56b8965; path=/
    Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
    Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
    Pragma: no-cache
    Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=10
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Content-Type: text/html
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~example~ends~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    --
    Kind regards
    Ralph
    Ralph Fox, Apr 27, 2011
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