I've installed statusnet 0.9.1 on a Windows Server via the WAMP stack and on the whole it seems to be fine.

However, when logging in using IE7 or Chrome the browers invoke a file download, i.e. the File Download dialog is displayed. In IE7 the file is called notice with the content below (some parts starred out):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
    <ShortName>Mumble Notice Search</ShortName>
    <Url type="text/html" method="get" template="http://voice.*****.com/mumble/search/notice?q={searchTerms}"></Url>
    <Image height="16" width="16" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon">http://voice.*****.com/mumble/favicon.ico</Image>
    <Image height="50" width="50" type="image/png">http://voice.******.com/mumble/theme/cloudy/logo.png</Image>

In Chrome (Linux and Windows!) the file is called people and contains similar XML.

This is not an issue when logging in using FireFox.

This is obviously a configuration issue but I'm not having much luck tracking it down. I tested the previous version of Statusnet on an Ubuntu Server VM on our network and it worked fine for months.

Thanks In Advance


That's really interesting! That's an OpenSearch XML document (see http://www.opensearch.org/Specifications/OpenSearch/1.1#OpenSearch_description_document), and it's included as in the HTML code.

I haven't seen this issue on a Windows server before, though. Maybe you could register the Open Search document type with the server?

  • Thanks Evan - although I'm unsure how to do this :-( I'll Google around a bit bit if you have any pointers then please let me know. – DilbertDave Apr 28 '10 at 13:49
  • For the time being I've made a quick modification to the showHead function in lib/action.php, basically commented out the call to showOpenSearch(). Not ideal but at least it will let use move on until I get to the bottom of this. – DilbertDave Apr 28 '10 at 14:10

I'm running Status.net 0.9.1 on Ubuntu Server 9.10 and it's showing the same behaviour.

  • I've worked around the problem (see my response to Evans answer) but still not 100% sure how to fix it properly. For our purposes we don't need this functionality at the moment but this could change. – DilbertDave Apr 29 '10 at 8:53

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