Problem: Automatic redirect to HTTPS



  • Vivaldi (as well as other Webkit browsers) seems to automatically check if there is a reply on https:// when visiting a http:// url, and then use the https:// one if there is. This behaviour makes [b]no sense at all[/b]: I can't visit certain http:// websites because of this. There is no guarantee that a server serves the same content/website on port 443 as on 80. This makes Vivaldi unusable for some websites. I have to use lynx or crappy Firefox right now, because I can't get it to work in Webkit browsers (tested on Vivaldi, Opera and Chromium). This "feature" should be removed, doesn't even make sense to offer a configuration option.


  • Moderator

    Vivaldi does not redirect automatically to SSL connections if there are http and https domain.
    Please try it!
    Typegwendragon.deand Enter; Vivaldi always will go to```
    http://gwendragon.de



  • True, this site works for me as well. But I still have this problem on an internal site. Let me debug some more to find the difference.


  • Moderator

    I found a bugreport now VB-18012 "Visiting http:// site but Vivaldi is loading https:// + cert warning"
    and can confirm a special issue.



  • Yeah, that's mine - didn't want to publish URL.
    I hope someone tells me what the problem was once this is resolved.. :)


  • Moderator

    Thanks for your report of the issue. :)

    That is really strange. I don't know if this is a bug or a server misconfig.
    Lets wait until one of the Vivaldi devs will have a look at.



  • This is still a problem 2 years on.

    I click a http link in my inbox and go to the site, Vivaldi converts it to https.
    I have tested the same link from other browsers and they behave correctly.

    1.14.1047.3 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Revision 9586902e9b0023ba8230fb99393373544f1e42e9-
    OS Mac OS X
    JavaScript V8 6.2.414.43
    Flash (Disabled)



  • It’s not unusual, in fact the browsers are required to do that if the website owner says so.

    Which site?


  • Moderator

    The webserver can force a browser to a secure connection over https by a redirect and sending a header (HSTS) which tells the browser to use the https connection next load.

    If you need to test such page without redirect:
    Open internal page chrome://net-internals/#hsts
    Type the domain into 'Delete domain security policies' search field
    Hit Delete
    Now you can load the domain without redirect


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