Bug 470029 - [fix available] Can not open files through http protocol from servers that don't support "OPTIONS"
[fix available] Can not open files through http protocol from servers that do...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2008-11-05 06:31 EST by Suqin Huang
Modified: 2008-11-07 05:23 EST (History)
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patch to fix (19.56 KB, patch)
2008-11-05 09:29 EST, Caolan McNamara
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Description Suqin Huang 2008-11-05 06:31:57 EST
Description of problem:
An error message "http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/download/press/2008/02-01Yahoo.ppt is not exit" appear when open this file with openoffice.
(Actual, this file is exit)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.10.el5 x86_64

How reproducible:
Some ppt files can not be opened

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open terminal.
2. Open this file: ooffice http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/download/press/2008/02-01Yahoo.ppt
Actual results:
A window with the error message "http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/download/press/2008/02-01Yahoo.ppt is not exit" pop up.

Expected results:
The file is opened successfully.

Additional info:
This file is opened successfully with openoffice3.0
Comment 1 David Tardon 2008-11-05 07:02:19 EST
dtardon->caolanm: Was that functionality available in 2.3.0?
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2008-11-05 07:13:33 EST
I see it works with a url/filetype of e.g. 

I'm not sure if this is e.g. not using/believing/knowing about the mime-type the server gives, or some other issue. reminds me of http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=72068
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2008-11-05 09:28:47 EST
http://people.redhat.com/caolanm/02-01Yahoo.ppt would work, but not direct from MS. Their web-server doesn't support "OPTIONS" like the old code expects, the new code uses "PROPGET" or whatever it is.

Attached is a painful backport that makes this work
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2008-11-05 09:29:19 EST
Created attachment 322578 [details]
patch to fix
Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2008-11-05 09:37:48 EST
So the question is it work the risk to take this non-trivial semi-backport. We would get this for free with a 3.0 rebase and lower risk.
Comment 6 Lawrence Lim 2008-11-06 20:33:23 EST
llim->caolanm, if u feel the risk is high, then we should not include the fix for EL5.
Comment 7 Caolan McNamara 2008-11-07 05:01:53 EST
Having put the effort into backporting it I'm a little reluctant to throw that away, but it's spaghetti-like in here so I'm wary of what might go wrong. Will be good in a later release anyway.
Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-11-07 05:23:18 EST
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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