Bug 82962 - kweather shouldn't always use konqueror's HTTP proxy
Summary: kweather shouldn't always use konqueror's HTTP proxy
Alias: None
Product: kweather-kde3
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: geiseri
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-07 00:40 UTC by Ben Burton
Modified: 2010-04-17 22:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Ben Burton 2004-06-07 00:40:12 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.3)
OS:                Linux

Received through the Debian BTS (#236813).

It looks like kweather uses konqueror (or both kweather and konqueror use the same functionality in KDE) to get weather data from the remote site.  If konqueror has been configured to use a caching proxy, then kweather will be fetching cached weather reports while offline, and possibly even while online.  It would probably be preferable to be able to configure kweather as to if it should use the proxy.

Thanks - Ben.
Comment 1 Jason Spiro 2009-01-13 17:18:03 UTC
1.  But are there any sites where users *must* use a proxy in order to get web access?  For example, is that true for people who work in the Canadian government?

2.  Do the weather report web servers send the "Pragma: no-cache" and "Cache-Control: no-cache" HTTP headers?  If not, why not?

3.  Do all proxy servers respect those headers?

4.  Is there some way Konqueror could ask the proxy server never to return a cached copy of the webpage?
Comment 2 Stefan Böhmann 2010-04-17 22:50:38 UTC
kweather isn't maintained anymore. A replacement could be the weather plasmoid. 

If this bug is still valid for the weather plasmoid please open a bug against
it (Product: plasma, Component: widget-weather).