Closed Bug 270890 Opened 20 years ago Closed 19 years ago

Security warning when open link in new tab or window, but not otherwise


(Core :: Security, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: greg-mozilla-bugzilla, Assigned: dveditz)



User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910

When browsing within a secure site, opening a link within the same tab/window
(e.g., clicking on it) does not generate a new "secure site" warning. However,
opening in a new tab or new window does.

I can see technically why this might happen, if a new HTTPS connection is set up
in the latter but not the former case (is it?) but as a user it does not make
sense. I am fetching the same page; it should not matter where on the screen I
choose to render it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure preferences set to display security warnings
2. Go to e.g. recently reported bugs list via
3. Open a bug in a new tab or window (e.g. via right-click)

Actual Results:  
Security warnings displayed at steps 2 and 3

Expected Results:  
Security warning displayed at step 2 only, same as if simple Open (e.g. via
left-click) used at step 3
The problem is the silly transition from about:blank to the secure document....
Whiteboard: DUPEME
This looks like a duplicate of Bug 272436 or vice versa.
*** Bug 272436 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Also has the effect that loading any special page (like, about:mozilla or
about:bookmarks in Camino) results in a security warning "You are about to leave
a secure site" if those are turned on.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 156758 ***
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Whiteboard: DUPEME
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