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Pete

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Browser or website problem?
« on: April 24, 2019, 04:25:34 pm »
Hi All

I could not access os2world the other day as it seemed to have crashed with a "Database connection error".

Now that it is back I do not seem to be able to click on a forum topic on os2world.com and access the discussion eg clicking on "Samba client on OS2 Warp 4.52" results in this page opening http://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=2064.msg21495#msg21495 which displays "404 Not Found" on the browser tab and

"Not Found

The requested URL /forum/index.php was not found on this server."


Looking at the url I changed it from http: to https: and the discussion is now displayed.

Anyone else having this problem? - and is it a website problem?


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Dave Yeo

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 04:55:38 pm »
I was getting errors loading OS2World, then I got completely blank pages. Later, after having shutdown for the night and restarted, I still had blank pages until I forced a total reload of the blank pages. I think it was just a problem with what was cached.

Dariusz Piatkowski

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 05:36:28 pm »
Pete,

You might have to force the re-load (including cache re-fresh), here are the shortcust:

1) Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button

OR

2) Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)

More details are found here => https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1073264

ivan

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 05:57:45 pm »
At the moment it appears that clicking on a link in the forums section returns an http:// url which gives the error.  Making that to an https:// brings up the forum post.  It is going to be a PITA if we have to do that all the time.

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 06:11:38 pm »
Hi All

Thanks for suggestions but no change.

I do notice that all links on os2world.com that point to somewhere within os2world.com are https: with the exception of all links in the section "Latest Forum Posts" which are all http: and result in 404s.

As Seamonkey seems to handle other websites that have the need to convert http: to https: - eg opening http://theartofsound.net/forum/ results in https://theartofsound.net/forum/ loading - I guess this is something specific to os2world.com and I'll just have to manually add the "s" to "http" when the 404 loads...


I was just about to post the above when I got the "Warning...new reply..." and reloaded os2world.com then, just to see, I middle-clicked (open link in new tab) on the link to ivans post on this topic.

No problem, the link opened in a new tab and displayed ivans post. Other links now work as expected as well. So, No, we are not going to have to manually change the url ivan - as you say that would have been a PITA  :-).


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Pete



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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 06:36:28 pm »
Hi.

There was some updates on the server that produced some problems.

It seems that some links to www.os2world.com (without the https://) was giving issues. For example, all the link from the main page to the latest forum threads. Let me know any other issues.

There is someone checking the server right now and from my side it seems fixed, but please let me know.

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 07:02:42 pm »
It seems that some links to www.os2world.com (without the https://) was giving issues.
The link that I tried and that didn't work anymore was http://www.os2world.com/.
Since the website is working again, I see that it is changed to https://www.os2world.com/. So, that makes sense.

from my side it seems fixed, but please let me know.
It seems to be OK now. All links that I have work.

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 02:41:53 am »
Hi All
Thanks for suggestions but no change.

Try giving focus to the address bar (where you type in an URL) and hit enter.

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Re: Browser or website problem?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 04:34:21 am »
Hi Dave

All is working as expected now - Martin seems to have it sorted out  :-)


Thanks

Pete