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bug #37974: Konqueror redirects to download page for non-free software

Submitted by:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted on:  Sat 22 Dec 2012 07:40:37 PM UTC  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Open/Closed: Closed

Mon 24 Dec 2012 12:45:10 PM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in libkhtml5 4:4.4.5-2+squeeze3.1gnewsense1.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 23 Dec 2012 10:42:15 AM UTC, comment #1:

The snapkeys link doesn't show the symptom anymore. See http://www.walkernews.net/2008/08/17/windows-media-player-how-to-embed-wmv-file-in-html-code/ instead.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 22 Dec 2012 07:40:37 PM UTC, original submission:

Konqueror redirects to microsoft.com when visiting a website with an embedded WMV video.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Uninstall any media player plugins for the browser, (e.g. totem-mozilla) and mozplugger.
2) Start Konqueror and browse to http://www.snapkeys.com/en/imaginaryinterface/letters
3) Konqueror shows a pop-up box saying: "Missing plugin - Konqueror. No plugin found for 'Microsoft Media Format'. Do you want to download one from http://www.microsoft.com? [Download] [Do Not Download]".
4) Click the download button. A new window opens on the URL http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-media-player. That web page offers to download Windows Media Player, which is non-free software.

Expected: the pop-up box in step 3 should suggest installing a free media player/plugin. Alternatively it could be not shown at all.

Attached is a patch from Parabola GNU/Linux that implements the latter.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


Attached Files
file #27140:  khtml-fsdg.diff added by samgee (2KiB - text/x-patch)


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