Bug 1224046 - Remove <base href> from directory listings. r=mcmanus
authorMike Hommey <mh+mozilla@glandium.org>
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:00:15 +0900
changeset 273058 19e419ab3792fa5aad9f531364e72827ea01d34c
parent 273057 d9251b9fb03efe56b7215ec6e2af2b696c9a8723
child 273059 5e13dfe46dc43f1a9a4086dce83e6b50fcbcdb95
push id29693
push usercbook@mozilla.com
push dateWed, 18 Nov 2015 13:50:33 +0000
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bugs1224046, 358128, 1184387
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Bug 1224046 - Remove <base href> from directory listings. r=mcmanus There was an attempt to remove it in bug 358128, but that was backed out because of FTP listings, where e.g. a 'mozilla' link on the ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub listing (without a trailing slash) would go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pubmozilla instead of ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla. It appears that versions of Firefox at the time of that bug wouldn't "redirect" directories to the same url with a trailing slash when one was not provided. It also appears that current versions of Firefox *do* "redirect" in such a way, such that the <base href> is now unnecessary. That <base href> prevents links from resource://... directory listings to work properly because of security contraints added in bug 1184387, as they force links to go to a jar/file url instead of the equivalent resource://... url, which removing <base href> allows.
--- a/netwerk/streamconv/converters/nsIndexedToHTML.cpp
+++ b/netwerk/streamconv/converters/nsIndexedToHTML.cpp
@@ -528,40 +528,16 @@ nsIndexedToHTML::DoOnStartRequest(nsIReq
     if (NS_FAILED(rv)) return rv;
     // we want to convert string bundle to NCR
     // to ensure they're shown in any charsets
     AppendNonAsciiToNCR(title, buffer);
-    // If there is a quote character in the baseUri, then
-    // lets not add a base URL.  The reason for this is that
-    // if we stick baseUri containing a quote into a quoted
-    // string, the quote character will prematurely close
-    // the base href string.  This is a fall-back check;
-    // that's why it is OK to not use a base rather than
-    // trying to play nice and escaping the quotes.  See bug
-    // 358128.
-    if (!baseUri.Contains('"'))
-    {
-        // Great, the baseUri does not contain a char that
-        // will prematurely close the string.  Go ahead an
-        // add a base href.
-        buffer.AppendLiteral("<base href=\"");
-        nsAdoptingCString htmlEscapedUri(nsEscapeHTML(baseUri.get()));
-        buffer.Append(htmlEscapedUri);
-        buffer.AppendLiteral("\" />\n");
-    }
-    else
-    {
-        NS_ERROR("broken protocol handler didn't escape double-quote.");
-    }
     nsCString direction(NS_LITERAL_CSTRING("ltr"));
     nsCOMPtr<nsIXULChromeRegistry> reg =
     if (reg) {
       bool isRTL = false;
       reg->IsLocaleRTL(NS_LITERAL_CSTRING("global"), &isRTL);
       if (isRTL) {