Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3400 closed defect (fixed)

https-everywhere 0.9.7 blocks google maps

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: pde
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Version:
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Description

In Firefox I have to disable Https-Everywhere addon to get access to google maps; otherwise, clicking on google maps takes me directly back to google's search page. I also tried using an addon that showed google map data in a side window, but it failed to work. The maps will not appear in any program I have used inside Firefox without first disabling Https-Everywhere. The fault occurs whether I use Tor or not to access the maps. This was more than an annoyance, frankly.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Upon further testing I found that this "bug" report is not correct. The problem was due to my having not validated the website "https://maps.google.com/" when it presented an invalid security certificate at some point in the past. I found this because, after disabling and re-enabling the Https-Everywhere addon, I once again visited the maps site, and it presented the validation warning anew. My using the addon to visit the site indirectly was taking me to the https version of the site, which I must have declined in the past, telling Firefox not to access it. Now I have accepted the invalid certificate and I can access the site, even though I have re-enabled Https-Everywhere. I am consoled to know that Firefox correctly averts access as instructed, but I also think it might be helpful to have an option to be advised when this occurs each time so that I can be aware of the cause.

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