Bug 510670 - Hotmail webmail service is unusable with epiphany 2.27.x (WebKit)
Hotmail webmail service is unusable with epiphany 2.27.x (WebKit)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: epiphany (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2009-07-10 03:56 EDT by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2010-07-26 17:17 EDT (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2009-07-10 03:56:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Versions 2.27.x of web browser Epiphany are built againt webkitgtk instead of xulrunner. In the case of the Hotmail web mail service, this implies that individual messages cannot be opened after logging in to the mail account.
At the bottom of the browser window merely a notification "javacript:;" is displayed, thus, the issue might be related to the implementation/handling of Javascript.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch epiphany.
2. Log in to Hotmail account and open inbox.
3. Click a message to open it.
Actual results:

Expected results:
Message gets displayed.

Additional info:
Downgrading to epiphany-2.26.3-1.fc11.x86_64 restores proper behaviour.
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2009-09-25 01:06:29 EDT
No improvement for

- epiphany-2.28.0-1.fc12.x86_64
- webkitgtk-

Opening a Hotmail message entry in a new window leads to an address bar with


and a page body with

   "URL cannot be shown" .
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2009-10-20 10:21:11 EDT
No improvement for current "rawhide" featuring:
- epiphany-2.28.1-1.fc12.x86_64
- webkitgtk-
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:46:03 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Joachim Frieben 2009-12-05 07:52:05 EST
No improvement for current "rawhide" featuring:
- epiphany-2.29.3-1.fc13.x86_64
- webkitgtk-1.1.17-1.fc13.x86_64

Opening a Hotmail message entry in a new window still leads to an address bar with


and a page body with

   "URL cannot be shown" .
Comment 5 Joachim Frieben 2010-02-25 14:59:28 EST
Works in recent 2.29.x builds which have the gconf key "user_agent" after setting it to "Safari".
Comment 6 d. johnson 2010-07-06 13:53:10 EDT
If this bug is resolved in the current release, is it ok to close?

(At the moment: epiphany-2.30.2-1.fc13 / webkitgtk-1.2.0-1.fc13 )

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