[webkit-dev] Safari not loading pages with domain forwarding (from GoDaddy.com)

Mike Fischer mf_software at mac.com
Mon Nov 28 15:56:59 PST 2005

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Am 28.11.2005 um 23:39 schrieb Hanspeter Schaub:

> Howdy WebKit-Developers,
> I've been trying to setup a small business web site which is hosted  
> on my .Mac account.  I purchased the domain
> http://blue-sky-prod.com
> from GoDaddy.com, and enabled this domain name to be forwarded to  
> the .Mac web address.  In Firefox and Explorer this works without a  
> clitch.  However, when running this in Safari (current Tiger build,  
> or latest webkit-beta), the page comes up blank?
> Here is the odd thing.  If I first fire up Firefox and load the  
> page there, then the address (http://blue-sky-prod.com) loads just  
> fine in Safari??  I tried calling GoDaddy.com support.  The person  
> there had heard of this issue a few days ago, but they didn't know  
> what was causing this.  Apparently all other browsers they try work  
> just fine, only the Tiger+ Safari browser won't the auto-forwarded  
> web pages.  He couldn't give me any hint at how it would be for  
> this to be resolved.  He did say several times this could be an  
> issue with Safari, in which case they couldn't do anything...
> Has anybody else here run into this?  Is this really a Safari  
> issue?  Is this a GoDaddy.com server or domain forwarding issue?

Check out: <http://web-sniffer.net> to see the complete transaction.  
(Or use this long URL:

There the Location in the response is /?ABCDEFGH which doesn't strike  
me as very useful. I'd think it is a server problem with GoDaddy.com.

Here is the complete response I'm getting:

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HTTP Response Header
Name		Value		Delim
HTTP Status Code: HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Content-Length:	0		CRLF
Location:	/?ABCDEFGH	CRLF)

This was tested using Safari 2.0.2 (416.12) on Mac OS X 10.4.3 (Build  

I'm getting the same WebSniffer response using Firefox 1.0.7. But in  
Firefox the page at http://blue-sky-prod.com actually loads.

Using Safari 1.3.1 (v312.3.1) on Mac OS X 10.3.9 the site loads fine  
but WebSniffer (not surprisingly) continues to present the strange  

So WebSniffer and Safari 2.0.2 both seem to cause the same problem  
with the GoDaddy.com server. Maybe that will help their support track  
down the issue?

Here are the HTTP Request headers sent by WebSniffer:
Host: blue-sky-prod.com[CRLF]
Connection: close[CRLF]
Accept-Encoding: gzip[CRLF]
Accept: */*[CRLF]
Accept-Language: de-de[CRLF]
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; de-de)  
AppleWebKit/416.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/416.12 Web-Sniffer/ 
1.0.22 (web-sniffer.net)[CRLF]
Referer: http://web-sniffer.net/[CRLF]
They look ok to me.

For Safari 1.3.1 the User Agent changes slightly to:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; de-de)  
AppleWebKit/312.5.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312.3.1 Web-Sniffer/ 
1.0.22 (web-sniffer.net)[CRLF]

> I'd appreciate any support/feedback/help on this issue.  Many of  
> our customers will be running OS X, so having Safari support is  
> crucial.

Mike Fischer         Softwareentwicklung, EDV-Beratung
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