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url in address bar changes, deleting "/" after domain, thus can't load

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http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/WEB/multi_1.latest_run/plots/US_puertorico.hs.f006h.png typed into address bar, pasted into address bar, run from an html script - all change to: http://polar.ncep.noaa.govwaves/WEB/multi_1.latest_run/plots/US_puertorico.hs.f006h.png and, of course, the domain http://polar.ncep.noaa.govwaves is NOT FOUND!

This is example of links in a script I run EVERY DAY for years to prepare a weather product, and yesterday, for no apparent reason, it started doing this.

Tried all the tweaks I've found on internet, settings in firefox, about:config, reinstalled firefox, shut off all extensions/addons, etc. to no avail.

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tolagal said

Please, before making suggestions, copy the URL I've listed into your address bar and see if it does the same to you. Perhaps it's the website?

Apparently, the problem is with NOAA's website, a friend on different opsys, different browser had the same issue. Too bad no one here was inclined to just click on the link!

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Please, before making suggestions, copy the URL I've listed into your address bar and see if it does the same to you. Perhaps it's the website?

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What script are you using to launch these URLs?

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just a simple html script I wrote myself, which has worked EVERY DAY, it worked fine on Monday. but it doesn't matter, I can't even paste it into the address bar and get it to work, it always changes.

Were YOU able to get the url to load without changing to ...noaa.govwaves?

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I can't even get this to work: http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/ changes to http://polar.ncep.noaa.govwaves/

even clicking on it here in this post it changes to .govwaves

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cor-el said

What script are you using to launch these URLs?

Thanks for the response! Did you see my subsequent posts? Sorry, I did not hit "quote" so it may not have notified you.

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tolagal said

Please, before making suggestions, copy the URL I've listed into your address bar and see if it does the same to you. Perhaps it's the website?

Apparently, the problem is with NOAA's website, a friend on different opsys, different browser had the same issue. Too bad no one here was inclined to just click on the link!

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If the http:// protocol is used then the website uses a location redirect to a https:// link, but apparently something is wrong on the server and the slash is removed.

Location: https://polar.ncep.noaa.govwaves/WEB/multi_1.latest_run/plots/US_puertorico.hs.f006h.png

If the HTTPS protocol is used and not the HTTP protocol then no redirect is necessary and the link works.

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tolagal said

Apparently, the problem is with NOAA's website, a friend on different opsys, different browser had the same issue.

These work for me:

https://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/

https://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/WEB/multi_1.latest_run/plots/US_puertorico.hs.f006h.png

~Pj