- by VanguardLH, 3 days agoRated 2 out of 5I click on a hyperlink in a web page that points to:
I checked the href attribute in tag in the web document with the hyperlink, and it also points to the above URL. When I click the hyperlink, this extension interrupts the visit, and says the target for redirection is the same above URL. If the hyperlink's URL is the same as to where unshort.link says is the target, there is no redirection, so why is this extension generating an interfering prompt about a redirection that isn't a redirection? Neither is this the case of an HTTP URL getting redirected at the site to an HTTPS page. The hyperlink specified HTTPS as did unshort.link's "redirection" destination.
There was no short[en] link service involved. There was no redirection in the hyperlink's URL. The site didn't redirect. It was yet another false positive by this extension.
- Google search: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=best+ant+trap
- Look for hit titled "The Best Ant Killer | Reviews by Wirecutter"
- Hyperlink's href attribute points to https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-ant-killer/.
- Unshort.link extension alerts on the URL, but it also points to the exact same URL.
This particular false positive is not a unique event with this extension. I've seen others where the extension said the URL was a redirect, but then it points to the same URL as the destination. Nice extension, but too many false positives. Uninstalled.
Windows 10 Home x64 20H2 build 19042.928
Firefox x64 88.0
Developer responseposted 3 days agoHey VanguardLH,
thank you for you feedback on my plugin. Actually I was working on the "false positive" thing. nytimes.com is used sometimes as a shortlink as of why the extensions interrupts it.
What I will add is the following: If the url is the same, do a direct redirect, so at least the users do not have to click the button anymore.
Do you think that will help you ?