Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#9716 closed Bug (fixed)

Fix FCKeditor browser detection to work with Firefox 17

Reported by: Gervase Markham Owned by: Wiktor Walc
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version: FCKeditor 2.6.6
Keywords: Cc:


Hi CKeditor team,

Various bits of browser detection that FCKeditor does, in at least 2 places, break because the Firefox 17 User Agent has changed a bit. The Gecko part changed from:

Gecko/20100101 (this number had been frozen for 3 years)



The main detector in fckbrowserinfo.js works, but there are other bits of the code which sniff browser versions which are broken. I don't have the details exactly to hand but here are two of them:

Would you guys consider doing a small bugfix release of the software to update it, or have you decided never to do any more?

I note from your Wikipedia page that there was a security bug in FCKeditor a while ago. I suspect many people are still using vulnerable versions (we've certainly had problem reports from older versions). If you were to make this fix, we could then publicise it, which would encourage people to update and make them safer at the same time.

Gerv (Mozilla)

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Gervase Markham

(I can't see how to get updated by email when this ticket changes... Please can someone ping me at gerv at mozilla dot org? Thanks :-)


Last edited 11 years ago by Gervase Markham (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Wiktor Walc

Owner: set to Wiktor Walc
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Sebastian

Users are also reporting IE10 having the same problem. A fix has been proposed here:

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Rick

I removed the check altogether if it's gecko in order to get around the FF17 issue. Chances that someone has a FF browser older than 2003 is slim.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Gervase Markham

Sounds great - thank you :-)


comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Wiktor Walc

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed with [7665], [7666], [7668] (download FCKeditor 2.6.9)

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