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redirecting to https

Our company website is http://www.workday.com/ when someone in the office types in just workday.com (no http or www) the browser redirects users to https://www.workday.com/. Our product guys told us that this is a bug in 15 that happens if we have a bookmark that points to https it will redirect or use that instead of resolving the url correctly.

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Re: redirecting to https

In Firefox 14, the autoFill feature was turned on. If you have ever used the HTTPS protocol for a site, or perhaps based on a bookmark, autoFill prefers HTTPS. This doesn't work well for all sites.

You can disable autoFill in your Firefox, but for your site visitors, the solution may involve a redirect or other approach. These threads have more information:


Edit: Actually, your site seems to be perfectly fine with this behavior. Is it creating problems on your end?

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Re: redirecting to https

Hello nwestwind,

Are you asking for assistance on this matter or would you like this to be submitted as a bug report to the development team?

Scott

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Re: redirecting to https

Ah, dang it, probably a dev team question!

New Contributor

Re: redirecting to https

Unless there is a solution we can implement? Or we have to delete any bookmark pointing to our site? I still don't know if that's the issue.

New Contributor

Re: redirecting to https

Hello nwestwind,

I don't believe this is a bug, and is probably meant to be like that, I was able to reproduce this same outcome, it is of course going to load your bookmarks every time, so the easiest way to not have it redirect to https:// protocol would be to change https:// to http:// in your bookmarks or delete it altogether.

Scott

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Re: redirecting to https

In Firefox 14, the autoFill feature was turned on. If you have ever used the HTTPS protocol for a site, or perhaps based on a bookmark, autoFill prefers HTTPS. This doesn't work well for all sites.

You can disable autoFill in your Firefox, but for your site visitors, the solution may involve a redirect or other approach. These threads have more information:


Edit: Actually, your site seems to be perfectly fine with this behavior. Is it creating problems on your end?

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Re: redirecting to https

Try to set the Boolean pref browser.urlbar.autoFill to false on the about:config page.

See "Prevent Firefox from automatically completing URLs":

New Contributor

Re: redirecting to https

I am reading up on the other thread. Thanks for all your help and suggestions!

Thank you!