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gives error The requested URL "/", is invalid but I gave a valid format

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I gave firefox 3.6.6 what I think is a properly formatted URL, namely http://www.3dfx.com. Firefox changes this to http://www.3dfx.com/ I think the added / indicates it got a response from the URL I gave but then it says The requested URL "/", is invalid.

Reference #9.eb4a595.1295368725.9366789

so it seems like it did not understand the format. By comparison, I enter http://www.purdue.edu and it is changed to http://www.purdue.edu/ and the page is displayed.

Chosen solution

~ I HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY NETFLIX QUEUE & WITH PAGES LOADING ON NETFLIX. WHEREAS I WOULD ALWAYS GET A BLANK PAGE WITH THE MESSAGE "URL...NOT FOUND" OR "URL....INVALID". ~ IT TURNS OUT IT MAY BE YOUR BROWSER'S NETWORK CONNECTION SETTING WHICH SHOULD BE CHECKED "AUTODETECT PROXY SETTINGS FOR THIS CONNECTION"

~ IN MOZILLA FOX GO TO "MENU" --> "TOOLS" --> OPTIONS --> ADVANCED --> NETWORK --> "CONNNECTION" --> "SETTINGS" --> THEN CHECK "AUTODETECT PROXY SETTINGS FOR THIS NETWORK"

~ HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU LIKE IT DID FOR ME

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www.3dfx.com

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • AlternaTIFF v1.9.3
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.4"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Version 1.0.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
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Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
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cor-el
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That site no longer seems to exist, so you will have to use Google to find an alternative.

Question owner

Not being able to find the site should give a not found error, not "/ is invalid". Where would one look up Reference #9.eb4a595.1295368725.9366789 ?

melraff 0 solutions 2 answers

Here's a (maybe THE) solution, assuming you have the HTTPS Everywhere add-on installed. If not, then this will probably be of no help at all (sorry).

I was having this exact issue, only when attempting to reach the Washington Post website, which had always worked for me without problems before. I received this error message:

         The requested URL "/", is invalid.

To make matters even more confusing, I could reach the desired web site (using the same URL--http://www.washingtonpost.com) on the same PC using Internet Explorer, and on another PC using Firefox.

After an annoying search, Googling this error message, and trying a variety of suggested remedies, I was finally able to resolve the problem by changing the settings for the Firefox add-on HTTPS Everywhere.

In Firefox, click on the Tools menu, then select Add-ons, then click on HTTPS Everywhere and click on the Options button. The HTTPS Everywhere Preferences screen will appear asking, "Which HTTPS redirection rules should apply?"

Uncheck the website you're having the problem with and click OK. That should solve the problem. At least, for me it ended the problem immediately, without restarting Firefox, my PC, my router, or any of the other "remedies" I had tried during my earlier troubleshooting efforts.

Modified by melraff

HYPRTCKR 1 solutions 4 answers

Chosen Solution

~ I HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY NETFLIX QUEUE & WITH PAGES LOADING ON NETFLIX. WHEREAS I WOULD ALWAYS GET A BLANK PAGE WITH THE MESSAGE "URL...NOT FOUND" OR "URL....INVALID". ~ IT TURNS OUT IT MAY BE YOUR BROWSER'S NETWORK CONNECTION SETTING WHICH SHOULD BE CHECKED "AUTODETECT PROXY SETTINGS FOR THIS CONNECTION"

~ IN MOZILLA FOX GO TO "MENU" --> "TOOLS" --> OPTIONS --> ADVANCED --> NETWORK --> "CONNNECTION" --> "SETTINGS" --> THEN CHECK "AUTODETECT PROXY SETTINGS FOR THIS NETWORK"

~ HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU LIKE IT DID FOR ME

Question owner

I have no idea what the problem was. As far as I know none of the suggestions applied in my case. It only occurred with the URL mentioned and now there is a new site there so the problem does not occur now.