Bug#509576: libwebkit: Response code 301 not handled properly

Frank Lanitz frank at frank.uvena.de
Tue Dec 23 14:52:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:30:17 -0200
Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov at debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 13:33 +0100, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> > I was compiling midori against current version of webkit from
> > experimental and I recognized that there are some issues with
> > handling of 301 and 302 responses of webserver. It appears that the
> > redirect is not recognized and the browser is trying to acces the
> > original URL again and again.
> That is a problem of the website you are trying to access, not of
> webkit. It is telling the browser it should go the the same page
> again. You can try it with wget:
> 	$ wget -O /dev/null -S  http://frank.uvena.de/index.php
> You'll see that after being redirected to the same URI multiple times
> wget will give up with the following message:
> 	20 redirections exceeded.

Thanks for feedback. Unfortunately my fault ;)
Just for the records: A variable was not set correctly when browser is
not sending a preferred language. Sorry for bothering and thanks for

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