On 10/12/16, Paul B. Gallagher <pau...@pbgdashtranslations.com> wrote:
> Rainer Bielefeld wrote:
>> Hi,
>> on some (few) web pages I can not reach the linked contents because my
>> unofficial en-US SeaMonkey 2.49a1  (NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0)
>> Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 Build 20160930004545  (Default Classic
>> Theme) on German WIN7 64bit with my normal User Profile automatically
>> replaces "http" in URL by "https".
>> Example:
>> 1. In Browser visit <http://www.draytek.de/>
>> 2. In page contents heading line
>>     ˋclick downloads - Firmwareˊ
>>     Expected: <http://myvigoreu.draytek.com/download_de/> opens
>>     Actual:   <https://myvigoreu.draytek.com/download_de/> will
>>               not open because it does not exist. So Error 404.
>> I see that after a short moment in URL bar "http" becomes replaced by
>> "https"
> Unable to reproduce. I just get the requested directory of downloadable
> files. Waited 13 minutes, no switch to https.

A lot of sites automatically redirect you to the https version of
their site, like google.
http://www.google.com  redirects to  https://www.google.com

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