Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 503921
Garbage shown at the end of chunked gzipped page
Last modified: 2010-03-12 06:38:12 EST
Description of problem:
If you try to display some chunked gzipped page e.g. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Desktops-and-Notebooks/Intel-Psion-End-Dispute-Concerning-Netbook-Trademark-288875/ , garbage is shown at the end of the page. Problem was originally reported on elinks upstream mailing list (http://email@example.com/msg00784.html).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. lynx http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Desktops-and-Notebooks/Intel-Psion-End-Dispute-Concerning-Netbook-Trademark-288875/
2. accept cookies ;)
3. check end of the page
Some readable text
Might be problem in gzip/unzip as I tried that page with elinks and w3m too and both failed (elinks 0.12 empty page, elinks 0.11.2 same result as lynx and w3m error gzip: stdin: not in gzip format). In Firefox/Opera is the page fully readable.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Actually - here - Opera is showing garbage on the end, while
elinks is working, as is w3m. (lynx shows the garbage).
I am not able to reproduce the bug, please check if lynx-2.8.7-1.fc13 solves the problem.
As you could see in elinks upstream discussion from comment #1, it was caused by server side bug - which was probably fixed there. See http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg00786.html for details. The page is working correctly now, but the original bug still remains hidden in lynx - waiting for other "wrong configured" server. Anyway - feel free to close the bugzilla if you want - I don't have other such page, so probably very rare server-side misconfiguration of webserver.
It is not obvious if the bug was at client's or server's side and there is no easy way to reproduce it. So that I am closing the bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Feel free to reopen the bug if you have some additional info.