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Bug #819

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Create an option to use the default X-Requested-With header

Added by No Thanks 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Next Release
Start date:
03/18/2022
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Description

Hi,

I would like to report an issue and I hope this is the right place.
When I try to access some government website (https://www.bloctel.gouv.fr/ or https://www.service-public.fr/), I am blocked.
The same page with Fennec show no problem.

I tried to:
  • activate/deactive the privacy list
  • change the user agent
  • activate/deactive Netguard

The problem still remains.

Is this behaviour expected ? Can I do something to access theses websites ?

Thank you

Phone: Oneplus 6
Android version: 11
OS: Lineage OS 18.1
Browser: Privacy browser 3.10.1 (F-droid)
Other applications: Netguard 2.300 (F-Droid)

Actions #1

Updated by Soren Stoutner 4 months ago

  • Subject changed from Some website are blocked when using Privacy browser to Create an option to use the default X-Requested-With header
  • Assignee set to Soren Stoutner
  • Priority changed from 3.x to Next Release

The problem with these websites is they don't like receiving a null header, specifically the X-Requested-With header with a null value. This is discussed in some detail at https://redmine.stoutner.com/issues/37. The ultimate goal is to remove the header entirely, but that won't be possible until the 4.x series with Privacy WebView.

In the meantime, I think I will create an option for users to revert the header to the default value, which is `X-Requested-With:com.stoutner.privacybrowser.standard`.

Actions #2

Updated by No Thanks 4 months ago

Hi !
Thanks for the informations ! And for the incoming fix.
Please let me known if I can do something to help.

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