Odd happening with Firefox - RESOLVED

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk
Fri Sep 2 10:47:25 UTC 2016

Mike ClarkeOn Thursday 01 Sep 2016 20:33:33  wrote:
> I'm experiencing a  problem that only happens with Firefox on FreeBSD.
> I'm running 10.3-RELEASE-p7, in the past I've always managed to access  
> /http://www.cumbria-libraries.org.uk//[1] but recently I've started to
> consistently get 404  errors with Firefox (both firefox-47.0.1_2,1 &
> firefox-esr-45.3.0,1) but the page works without problems with Chrome,
> Midori, Konqueror and Lynx. The page also works fine with firefox-47.0.1 on
> Windows 7 and  firefox-46.0.1 on Linux Backbox.

Thanks for all the feedback, this has confirmed that it's a local issue and not 
a general problem.

It was difficult to imagine why the server should be sending 404 errors only 
when I was using Firefox. I have the Live HTTP Headers extension and it was 
showing perfectly valid header records for the requested page but I suspect 
that somehow Firefox was displaying the headers which should have been sent 
but somehow corrupting them in the process of sending them.

I've now "refreshed" firefox by deleting my firefox profile and everything is now 
working OK.

Mike Clarke

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