Review Request: Broken redirections in handling of webdav when server requests a redirection from http to https

Matthew Dawson matthew at
Fri Jan 29 15:52:47 GMT 2010

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(Updated 2010-01-29 15:52:47.461340)

Review request for kdelibs.

Summary (updated)

When a website holding a webdav repository automatically redirects all http requests to https, the webdav handler in kio_http forces the request back to http.  The problem occurs as the code assumes the webdav protocol will not change.

This patch fixes the issue by analyzing the returned url, and sets webdav/webdavs based on whether the server requested a redirection to http/https respectively (it also will handle redirects from webdavs to webdav).  It also includes a fallback to the old behaviour if no protocol is specified, or the protocol is not http/https (is that even a legal request?  If not I can remove the fallback).

Also, is it ok to backport this patch for KDE SC 4.4?


  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kioslave/http/http.cpp 1082000 


Testing (updated)

Locally against a remote server running lighttpd that auto redirects all requests from http to https.  The webdav implementation used comes from webcit, included in the citadel mail server.  Url was:


Tested using kioclient (running kioclient get $url and checking debug output).



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