From:  Jason Duell <>
Date:  17 Aug 2013 00:28:47 Hong Kong Time

Re: Forcing every request from a docShell to use LOAD_ANONYMOUS


On 08/16/2013 06:23 AM, Ehsan Akhgari wrote:
> Looking at the code, we do not pass on the LOAD_ANONYMOUS flag to
> subrequests of a load group: <
> I'm not sure what the reason behind this is, but you can verify whether
> this is where the problem comes from by breaking on that code and
> inspecting the load group and the attached request's flags after this call.

I wonder if this is also what causes


> --
> Ehsan
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 1:17 AM, Mark Hammond wrote:
>> In bugs 875986 and 902439, we are trying to arrange for a docShell hosted
>> in a (remote) browser used for thumbnailing to arrange for all requests
>> made via that docShell to use the LOAD_ANONYMOUS flag.  This should solve a
>> number of problems, the most pressing of which is that SSL client
>> certificates are being prompted for (or just silently sent) while doing the
>> thumbnail for certain sites.
>> At first I thought it should be as simple as docShell.loadGroup.flags |=
>> Cu.nsIRequest.LOAD_ANONYMOUS, but this isn't having the desired effect.  I
>> tried various other things and asked on #developers, but I've been unable
>> to work out how the make this happen.  The interactions between the
>> docShell, loadGroups and requests is fairly involved, so even looking at
>> the code and stepping through in the debugger isn't giving me any joy.
>> Can someone tell me how I can make this happen?
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
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