Firefox Blocks Language Reference Content

When I visit the Language Reference online using Firefox (in my case Firefox 23.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4) the page is not rendered correctly. This is because, according to Firefox (see here), the HTTPS page includes HTTP content.

One option to get around this issue is to disable the Mixed Content Blocker in Firefox - instructions on how to do this are here.

I don’t pretend to know much about this, but supposedly the long term solution to this problem would be for Xojo to remove the HTTP content from these pages.

Anyway, hope the above is useful to others.

Why does Xojo use its own browser when I select Help → Language Reference, rather than my system’s default browser? Can I change this behaviour?

[quote=29342:@Steve Anderson]When I visit the Language Reference online using Firefox (in my case Firefox 23.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4) the page is not rendered correctly. This is because, according to Firefox (see here), the HTTPS page includes HTTP content.
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Docs.xojo.com isn’t https though
There’s no need
Language Reference

[quote=29342:@Steve Anderson]
Why does Xojo use its own browser when I select Help → Language Reference, rather than my system’s default browser? Can I change this behaviour?[/quote]

  1. If you use the local reference your normal web browser has no clue how to talk to the software that IS the local reference
  2. we dont use your default browser because it would be inconsistent between using the local reference and the online one
  3. no - if you want to use your default browser simply go to http://documentation.xojo.com (NO HTTPS)

The OP is correct however… using any of the links in the above topics with Firefox switches to HTTPS:// and then pops up with a

If you remove the “s” it works… Note however… that the HTTP:// or HTTPS:// was NOT part of the original link…

At least this is what happened using the OSX version of Firefox [normally I use Safari so I never noticed this before]

It doesn’t happen with firefox on windows 7. The link posted by Steve contains https. Norman’s link does not, and it doesn’t cause firefox to use https. At least on windows.

[quote=29343:@Norman Palardy]Docs.xojo.com isn’t https though
There’s no need
Language Reference
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You’re right. For some reason the address I was using started with https which, as you point out, is not necessary. I didn’t think to try dropping the “s” and just use http.

Thanks

Google “site:xojo.com xojo docs” and you’ll see several https links in the first couple of pages of results. Maybe the https urls should rewrite to http…

I believe all of the https links lead to a wiki login page or some other page requiring security. If that’s true, they will not be changed.

Would it overburden the servers to use https for everything on the currently-mixed pages?

The only thing thats https is things that would require a login
Unless your an editor there’s virtually no other reason to use https for the language reference

It doesn’t happen for me. Latest version of Firefox on Mac OS X 10.8.4. Nothing I click on in the Language Reference site causes it to switch to https.