Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:50:55 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 11436 - Error when opening page: "Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site " for local wiki install
Error when opening page: "Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site " f...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.10.x
PC Windows XP
: Normal blocker (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
Depends on:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2007-09-24 12:37 UTC by RobH
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments

Description RobH 2007-09-24 12:37:38 UTC
We have a wiki installed on one of our servers (accessible only from PCs on our network), which has been working fine up to today. Are now being presented with the error:

"Internet Exlorer cannot open the Internet site http://lss.leedslearning.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Operation aborted"

The page opens with no errors in Mozilla Firefox.

Enabled debugging in IE, and the error appears to be thrown in a script apparently being accessed from en.wikipedia.org:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php at line 1178.

This script is dated yesterday:

"// version info
window.wikEdProgramVersion = '0.9.44'
window.wikEdProgramDate    = 'September 23, 2007'"

The description at the top of this script says:

"The program works currently ONLY for Mozilla-based browsers"

Note that this error is occurring on opening the wiki, not just when trying to edit, but does not happen consistently (60%-70% of the time).
Comment 1 RobH 2007-09-24 14:04:07 UTC
Additional info:

Have reproduced this in IE 6.0 and 7.0.

60%-70% of the time was an underestimate.

Windows XP is the OS that the browsers are running on. MediaWiki is running on an Apache server on Linux.
Comment 2 Platonides 2007-09-24 14:06:55 UTC
Why is your internal wiki including scripts from en.wikipedia.org?
You should fix that.
Comment 3 RobH 2007-09-24 15:07:07 UTC
Yes, I quite agree. I didn't know it was until these errors started cropping up, and it's certainly not something we manually configured.

I can only find three references to the full url http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php in the files on the server:

Two of them are in comments in includes/WebRequest.php and includes/DefaultSettings.php. The other is
in includes/normal/Makefile:

mkdir -p testdata && wget _U MediaWiki/test -0 testdata/washington.txt "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Washington%2C_D.C.&oldid=6370218&action=raw"

I can't find anywhere that this file is being called from, so it is likely that the script is being called in a round-about way. :-(

Cheers,
Rob
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-09-24 18:43:16 UTC
You want to check your MediaWiki:Monobook.css, Common.css, and user CSS pages, as well as any custom skin.
Comment 5 RobH 2007-09-25 09:28:43 UTC
Thanks for the suggestion.

I can find no reference or link to wikipedia in any css file in the wiki directory, and only four  references, all part of comments, in the wiki/skins directory (which contains all the css files):

lss@LSS3:/var/www/html/wiki$ grep "wikipedia" `find . -name "*css"`
lss@LSS3:/var/www/html/wiki$ grep -R "wikipedia" skins/*
skins/Chick.deps.php:// see http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2006-January
/033660.html
skins/MonoBook.deps.php:// see http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2006-January
/033660.html
skins/MySkin.deps.php:// see http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2006-January
/033660.html
skins/Simple.deps.php:// see http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2006-January
/033660.html
Comment 6 RobH 2007-09-25 10:29:26 UTC
Update this morning:

We are able to access wiki pages in !E 6 and 7. However, errors still being reported from time to time, from the above-mentioned wikipedia. I assume that whatever was done there has now been fixed. If anyone involved in this is reading, I would appreciate some confirmation (next error that I get, I'll check version info on the file).

I'd also appreciate some help with tracking down how (and from where) our page is accessing the file on wikipedia, and how to fix this, as I am not keen that our wiki is at the mercy of changes that are not under our control.

Thanks,
Rob
Comment 7 RobH 2007-09-25 10:30:50 UTC
Just realised that we're using 1.10.1, not 1.10.0, if it makes a difference.
Comment 9 Brion Vibber 2008-02-12 22:16:09 UTC
No bug activity in several months; I'm going to go ahead and resolve it as INVALID.

If still encountering problems, please check network configurations and reopen bug with details.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.


Navigation
Links