HTTPS issue

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Now that imdb has gone https, on an external review page when you click to an external site it is pre-fixing the url with https which is causing many links to sites which are not https and still http to fail. Take this page https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4573136/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt when I click on the link labelled The Movie Scene [Andy Webb] it is failing because you are trying to force an https link when it is http.
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Hi Andy,

Thank you for reporting, I've just tried to access that link though and it is functioning ok from my location, are you still experiencing the fault?

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Will
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Okay looking into this: I am using Firefox 59.0.2, if i click the link to open in the same tab it produces the security issue, but if I click the link to open in a new tab then it opens fine. When I try this page in Chrome there is no problem what so ever, the same with IE. So there seems to be some thing in Firefox which doesn't like opening the link in the same tab or is there some thing in this javascript used for redirecting the link which is inheriting the tabs https.
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@Andy and @Will,

All four of the links work fine when I open them is a separate browser window:
Showing all 4 external reviews
I was able to replicate the problem that @Andy reported for these two external links when I tried to open them in the same window using Firefox:

Browser: Firefox 59.0.2 (64-bit)
Operating System: Window 7 Professional

BobaFett1138.SealTeam1138.com [Frank Veenstra]
https://bobafett1138.sealteam1138.com/2017/08/dispatch-2016-directed-by-craig-moss.html


The Movie Scene [Andy Webb]
https://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/911-nightmare-2015/911-nightmare-2015.html


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This problem did not occur when I used:
Google Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit))
or
Internet Explorer 11 (Version: 11.0.9600.18837)
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Thanks both for the extra details, it looks like this is solely linked to Firefox. I've cut a ticket for our technical team to investigate.

Regards,
Will
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Is there any news on when this issue is going to be fixed?
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The ticket is still open.

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Will
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Hi Andy,

I've checked with our tech teams and unfortunately the root cause of this bug is directly caused by Mozilla and at this moment in time there is no timeline identified by them to resolve the issue. As such unfortunately in these cases you will need to use a different browser to access these links.

Apologies that I can't be of more assistance this time.

Regards,
Will
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