Today I noticed that although I had pasted https://donationcoder.com
in to the location field, the browser ended up at http://donationcoder.com
-- i.e. no SSL (Firefox 16.0.1).
Here are some steps to reproduce:
- Fresh installation of Firefox 16.0.1 (I used the portable version from portableapps)
- Start Firefox
- Type http://donationcoder.com in the location area and press Enter
- After seeing DC's page, exit the browser
- Start Firefox again
- Using Notepad, type https://donationcoder.com/, select the text and copy it to the clipboard
- Paste the copied URL to Firefox's location area and press Enter
- Observe no lock icon to the left of the displayed URL in the location area (or choose Tools -> Page Info and examine the results)
mouser confirmed that he experiences the same issue. Any one else?
One work-around appears to be to apply what's mentioned at: http://superuser.com/a/187094
That is, via about:config, set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false.
Another may be to use HTTPS Everywhere, though IIUC you'd need to ensure that you've got appropriate settings for all of the sites you want to use https with. FWIW, for DC, there is: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=29671.msg292513#msg292513
Thanks to Deozaan for pointing out that the content of this post gets mangled if accessed via http -- changed the post content to address the issue.