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Re: Tor breaks slashdot

"Michael_google gmail_Gersten" <keybounce@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Tor seems to be destroying slashdot's new "hidden, display on demand"
> discussion format.
> Test environment: Firefox, Mac os 10.4.8, privoxy 3.0.6, tor rc 9.
> For this test, everything went through privoxy. Slashdot page is
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/05/041215&from=rss
> Privoxy config file contains one relavent line:
> ## forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
> This line was either commented out, or uncommented, to switch tor on or off.
> Observed behavior: When commented out (tor turned off), clicking on
> the hidden discussions first displays the "initial burst" that appears
> to have come in the original web page, and after about one second, the
> rest of the article and article header appear, downloaded on demand
> from slashdot.
> When enabled, the next (first) one also appears. After that, no more
> will download.
> When disabled again, there will be one more "does not appear". After
> that, they will all appear.

Is there a chance that you could give a more detailed description
or even provide some "before" and "after" screen shots where you
highlight the problem?

I visited the URL above, but I'm not sure what a "display on demand"
feature looks like or how the navigation is supposed to work.

It would also be interesting to know if you freed the browser cache
between the requests and if you can reproduce the problem without

You might additionally want to increase Privoxy's debug level to
see if and how the requests differ.

> The delay of one between enabling/disabling, and actual, I'm guessing
> to be privoxy noticing a change to its config file.

That's probably correct. Privoxy reloads it's configuration file
with the first request after the change was made, but that request
itself will still use the old settings.


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