Saving a link in Epiphany does not send cookies or set referer

Bug #241939 reported by Ian Abbott on 2008-06-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Epiphany Browser
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: epiphany-browser

If Epiphany's cookies privacy option is set to "Only from sites you visit" (the default) and you visit a site that uses cookies, then if you right click on a link (to a resource on the same site) and select either the "Download Link" or the "Save Link As..." option, then the HTTP GET request sent to the server does not include either the "Cookie:" header or the "Referer:" header.

Repeating the process with the cookies privacy option set to "Always accept" causes the "Cookie:" header to be sent to the server, but not the "Referer:" header.

Depending on the website in question one or both of the "Cookie:" and/or "Referer:" header may be required to download the link correctly. This may be two separate problems. Following a link normally (left click) sends both headers.

The problems can be confirmed by using Wireshark to examine the HTTP headers.

Info: Ubuntu 8.04, epiphany-browser-2.22.2-0ubuntu0.8.04.2

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jun 21 16:31:09 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/epiphany-gecko
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: epiphany-gecko 2.22.2-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: epiphany-browser
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic x86_64

Ian Abbott (ian-abbott) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, the issue is an upstream one, could you open it on too?

Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Undecided → Low
Ian Abbott (ian-abbott) wrote :

This is related to upstream bug 514486: <>

I have already commented on that bug, but I'll expand my comment a bit more and link it to this bug.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for the update, adding a bug watch on the bugzilla one

Changed in epiphany-browser:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Triaged
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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