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when click on a link on a page whose href is absolute resulting URL is a mixture of current and links domain -

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assume currently on the default page of www.foo.com. This page contains a graphic with an href that is absolute - assume it is href="http://www.gohere.com" - with target=_blank. When clicked, firefox opens a new tab and tries to navigate to www.foo.com/\\gohere.com.

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cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
Andrew
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Also just wanted to note that you are using version 12.0 and the current release version is 18 and so I suggest that you do an update.

Question owner

I get the same result in safe mode.

Question owner

version 18 produces the same result.

you can check to see if this happnes to you by going to http://www.friendsorlandophil.org and clicking the treble cleft image on the right hand side.

cor-el
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Helpful Reply

That is a problem with the code on that page that has a backslash instead of a forward slash and Firefox interprets the \\www.orlandophil.org as a relative path in the current www.friendsorlandophil.org domain

<a href="http:\\www.orlandophil.org">

Should be:

<a href="http://www.orlandophil.org">

You can contact the website to inform them about this typo.

Question owner

thanks

cor-el
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You're welcome.