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embedded link stopped working properly. had to add index.html

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My town web site allenstown-alt.org has links at page bottom to my personal web site www.mafware.com. Suddenly after I installed Firefox 85, if I clicked on the Mafware Solutions link at page bottom, it went to a scrambled version of the current allenstown-alt page looking like it lost the css file that controls page elements but the address bar shows https://www.mafware.com/ If I added index.html to the URL, it correctly went to mafware.com

I tried using Edge and got the same weird results. Even after a Windows 10 Restart, I get the same weird behavior. Has anyone else had this problem? Did something weird happen to Windows 10?

Michael F.

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I solved the problem. First I went to my FTP site and found a corrupted index.htm file along with a good index.html file. I deleted the .htm file and uploaded a backup copy of the .html file. But that did not fix the problem. Then I opened Show All History and deleted everything. That fixed the problem. Apparently something got corrupted in a cached version of the index.html file and it kept opening a corrupted local file. I still don't understand why the address bar showed the correct url but the corrupted content.

Yours, Michael F

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I solved the problem. First I went to my FTP site and found a corrupted index.htm file along with a good index.html file. I deleted the .htm file and uploaded a backup copy of the .html file. But that did not fix the problem. Then I opened Show All History and deleted everything. That fixed the problem. Apparently something got corrupted in a cached version of the index.html file and it kept opening a corrupted local file. I still don't understand why the address bar showed the correct url but the corrupted content.

Yours, Michael F

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