Quoting from https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=595348:
I use a web application that handles editing items by having the client POST to
a URL that, when requested, performs the edit. It then redirects the client to
the original URL for viewing the item.
If I perform an edit, and press Refresh after being redirected, epiphany does a
POST to the redirected-to URL rather than a GET.
With the gecko backend, pressing refresh would have resulted in a GET to the
Here's an example.
localhost - - [16/Sep/2009 12:30:17] "GET /view HTTP/1.1" 200 517
[ now i'll mark the items on the page as read ]
localhost - - [16/Sep/2009 12:30:57] "POST /view/mark_read HTTP/1.1" 302 274
[ the response redirects the client ]
localhost - - [16/Sep/2009 12:30:58] "GET /view HTTP/1.1" 200 517
[ fine so far, now I'm back to the view page. I'll now hit refresh ]
localhost - - [16/Sep/2009 12:31:35] "POST /view HTTP/1.1" 404 226
The two problems that are, I guess, related are:
1. The final request shoudl have been a GET
2. I was not prompted for confirmation for resumbitting the POSTed information
This happens with epiphany 2.7.92 and webkit 1.1.14. It does not hapen with
epiphany 2.26.3 and xulrunner 22.214.171.124.
I think this causes automatic posts in bugzilla if you follow a link from a bug after posting, and then come back. Not good :)
I suspect ResourceHandleSoup::restartedCallback needs to do:
along with the existing request.setURL, before calling willSendRequest(). (SoupSession will have changed the SoupMessage's method when restarting it in this case.)
Created attachment 40454 [details]
Patch with Dan's suggestion plus a test for this.
Comment on attachment 40454 [details]
The newly added test breaks other test, as the extra line in success200.html adds a new empty line in ~20 test results. Need to either change those or do this in some other way.
I moved the triggering HTML to a new file, so the old tests won't break. Landed as r49077.