Can anyone explain this strange Firefox (actually Cyberfox) behavior?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    The preschool grand kids talked mom and dad into staying over last night around and 3:00AM EDST one of them wants a drink. I just come down stairs afterwards and check out the www. One of my bookmarks is UK Technology (http://.v3.co.uk) where I read news and app reviews daily. The only thing that happens when I click the bookmark is a tab opens with the address but above the taskbar there is no transferring/waiting/connecting tab. Finally I click IE TAB 2 and it opens right up. I click back to Cf and the site is gone. I try again to load it from the bookmark with the same result. I checkout a few other sites, try again from the bookmark and it's working. So what could have caused this odd behavior? Thank you!
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi ratchet

    It appears that the link you posted, i.e. (http://.v3.co.uk) has an extra '.' character after the 2nd '/' character and before the 'v' character - which is not a valid URL address.

    I would check/edit the bookmark address to make sure it is: (http://v3.co.uk) or what is missing is the www prior to the ".v3.co.uk" (http://www.v3.co.uk) that may be the cause of the problem.

    -- Tom
     
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  3. ratchet

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    That must have been it. Interesting that it suddenly caused an issue and/or how it got there. I opened the properties of the bookmark and re-entered the url. Then I opened it with the bookmark but it still had the extra ".". in the address. I closed/opened Cf and the bookmark rendered the url correctly. Thank you!
     
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