Need helpful error message when REFERER heading is missing

Reported by Sam_ on 2010-03-12
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
High
Gary Poster

Bug Description

Without information, people can't know how to address the fact that we require REFERER headers.

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lp:~gary/launchpad/bug538236
Gary Poster (community): Abstain on 2010-03-29
Deryck Hodge (community): Approve (release-critical) on 2010-03-29
Michael Nelson (community): Approve (ui) on 2010-03-29
Guilherme Salgado (community): Approve on 2010-03-29
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Removed uploaded screenshots and instead attached them.

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :
description: updated

I need to wait for the oops report to be sent to investigate this--I need the oops id to locate what was sent and not sent.

summary: - Failure to submit comment, answer.
+ UnexpectedFormData submitting answers comment
Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: New → Incomplete
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

This bug is really a dup of another bug regarding form posts that are missing a referer. I'll need to track that bug to see if this one is automatically fixed.

Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-12
affects: launchpad-answers → launchpad-foundations
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Gary Poster (gary) wrote :

As Curtis says, I believe the reason that you were having problems is that your browser was configured to not send REFERER headers.

The underlying bug that we need to fix is that Launchpad should have let you know that this was the problem. I'm changing the bug to reflect this.

summary: - UnexpectedFormData submitting answers comment
+ UnexpectedFormData does not show helpful error messages
description: updated
Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-16
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
milestone: none → 10.03

Thanks again for the helping hand, I'm allowing now referer to launchpad.
For the record:
the screenshot of error message when attempting to reply to bug report, which is different from replying to answers.

Gary Poster (gary) wrote :

Added https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+faq/1024 to answer the question. Maybe will link to this in the error message.

Changed in launchpad-foundations:
assignee: nobody → Gary Poster (gary)
Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn (zooko) wrote :

Thanks, Gary. I'm experimenting with https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/86093 .

Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-26
summary: - UnexpectedFormData does not show helpful error messages
+ Need helpful error message when REFERER heading is missing
Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-26
description: updated
Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-27
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Gary Poster (gary) wrote :

Attaching screenshot of proposed error page for UI review.

Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-03-30
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-04-06
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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