Firefox Broken on Local Domains (Shallow Thoughts)

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Fri, 06 Aug 2021

Firefox Broken on Local Domains

I maintain quite a few domains, both domains I own and domains belonging to various nonprofits I belong to. For testing these websites, I make virtual domains in apache, choosing an alias for each site. For instance, for the LWVNM website, the apache site file has

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName lwvlocal
and my host table, /etc/hosts, has    localhost lwvlocal
(The localhost line in my host table has entries for all the various virtual hosts I use, not just this one).

That all used to work fine. If I wanted to test a new page on the LWVNM website, I'd go to Firefox's urlbar and type something like lwvlocal/newpage.html and it would show me the new page, which I could work on until it was time to push it to the web server.

A month or so ago, a new update to Firefox broke that.

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