Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#7336 closed defect (fixed)

[CHROME] assessment details page issues

Reported by: sofianeh Owned by: pde
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Version:
Severity: Keywords: chrome, coursera, httpse-ruleset-bug
Cc: MB, 097115 Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


When you try to load assessment details for a given course on, the embedded frame that supposed to hold the details remains blank. It shows up again as soon as you deactivate HTTPS Everywhere extension and relaunch the browser.

Google Chrome Version 22.0.1229.94 m
HTTPS Everywhere Extension Version 2012.10.31

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by pde

Cc: MB added

I can't test this directly without a Coursera account, but the fact that a reload is required strongly suggests that this is a problem with part of the site not functioning if the cookies are secure. I'm therefore going to push 3.0.4 with the securecookie directive removed from the Coursera ruleset (this, by the way, is a dire security flaw that Coursera needs to fix on their end).

There's a chance that the problem with the ruleset is deeper, though, in which case 3.0.4 won't fix it.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by pde

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I'm going to close this. Please reopen if the securecookie fix was insufficient.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by 097115

Keywords: chrome coursera added
Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I do confirm that the problem is still present. And still the only solution is to disable HTTPS Everywhere [Chrome] extension.

Chrome 23.0.1271.101
HTTPS Everywhere 2012.12.17

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by pde

OK, I've disabled the ruleset in git, so it should be fixed in forthcoming releases. In the mean time, you can disable it manually from the toolbar menu.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by 097115

For some reasons disabling it from the menu doesn't help (in fact, I've even tried to edit manually default.rulesets file and completely remove Coursera's ruleset – with the same negative result). However, disabling the extension completely does help; take a look at this two screenshots:
1) disabled from the toolbar menu:
2) disabled completely:

(I also confirm that a "redesign of Coursera's platform" message has nothing to do with this particular problem, I've faced the same exact situation earlier, too.)

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Summary: assessment details page issues[CHROME] assessment details page issues

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by pde

Keywords: httpse-ruleset-bug added

Can you see if this problem is persisting with the 2013.1.18 release?

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by pde

Cc: 097115 added

Closing unless someone reports that this is continuing to occur with the 2013.1.18 chrome release.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by pde

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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