Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171186
HTTP "GET" form method and "target=" used wrongly in easy_enter_bug.cgi
Last modified: 2013-06-23 22:58:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Description of problem:
Your web page:-
erases all bugs that get entered if the submitter types more than 4000 characters or so into the form.
This is because the HTTP "GET" protocol cannot submit forms with more than 4096 characters in them.
It also opens up a new page when the "Submit Bug to Bugzilla" button is pressed. This is wrong - a mistake made because someone incorrectly named a target for the submission somplace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View source
2. Locate this line:-
<form action="show_bug.cgi" method="get" id="goto">
3. note the method="get" which should be 'method="post"'
Actual Results: new blank window opens up.
bug not submitted
Expected Results: no new window, bug submitted properly
Bug reporters do not have unlimited patience.
if you fail to capture a bug properly the 1st time, you might not get the opportunity to get info about the bug at all.
Since this includes security-related bugs, correcting this problem should be your highest priority.
Red Hat's current Bugzilla version is 2.18. I am moving all older open bugs to
this version. Any bugs against the older versions will need to be verified that
they are still bugs. This will help me also to sort them better.
Red Hat Bugzilla is now using version 3.2 of the Bugzilla codebase and therefore this bug will need to be re-verified against the new release. With the updated code this bug may no longer be relevant or may have been fixed in the new code.
Updating bug version to 3.2.