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Making moves
Status: New idea

In Firefox, the user can easily apply exceptions to HTTPS-only mode.

However, in Firefox for Android, it's an all-or-nothing approach for HTTPS-only mode.

This has been bugging me ever since HTTPS-only mode was introduced because every time I check Australia's Bureau of Meteorology site for weather forecasts, I have to disable HTTPS-only mode and then I get redirected to anyway.

Yes, it's a poor site implementation but until and unless BoM adopts HTTPS, I'm forced to choose between HTTPS-only mode or not at all in Firefox for Android. Is it reasonable to have the Android version match the desktop version or are there technical reasons why this hasn't been implemented? Should I revert to HTTPS Everywhere for Android version only?

Thanks for your consideration.

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Hi - I have exactly the same HTTPS/BOM problem. I use the BOM rain radar multiple times a day on android. Having just (again) tried to move wholeheartedly to Firefox, I find myself pushed back to a chrome-based browser by this issue. I REALLY want to stick with Firefox this time, so please consider allowing https exceptions on Android Firefox. Thanks!

Making moves

I recently when accessing the BOM site the following error message was received...."

The Bureau of Meteorology website does not currently support connections via HTTPS.You will shortly be redirected to"

I referred the matter to The BOM and this is their response was to refer it to Firefox.."

Some internet browsers will sometimes experience a minor error when accessing the Bureau's website. This will usually happen after a browser update such as a recent Firefox update."  ( Case CAS-77025-B5W3T6 ).

As I prefer to use Firefox, can you shed some light on this problem.

Thanks Richard Cook