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  1. HttpComponents HttpClient
  2. HTTPCLIENT-2006

HttpClient 5.0-beta5 gets 403 error for URL, works in HttpClient 4/Curl/Wget etc

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Affects Version/s: 5.0 Beta5
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: HttpClient (classic)
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    • Environment:
      Java 12/MacOS 10.14.6

      Description

      When testing an upgrade from HttpClient 4.5.9 to HttpClient 5.0-beta5, I tried the following code on a large number of URLs:

      System.out.println(Request.Get("https://www.popsugar.com").execute().returnContent());

      It worked fine for other sites, but for some reason, the PopSugar web site returns a 403 error. The same web site does not have a problem when HttpClient 4.5.9 is used to do exactly the same thing. There is also no problem when tested with curl, wget, or a regular browser. Changing user agents does not make a difference.

      I have verified that the PopSugar web site supports HTTP/2. Perhaps there is a protocol incompatibility.

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              Reporter:
              aparks Andrew Parks
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