Apple/Safari being picky about redirects for CTAN mirrors

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at
Wed May 1 08:04:20 CEST 2019


I remember a different flavour of the problem being discussed recently
with respect to Chrome browsers & http/https.

Today I visited
and tried to download
on that page, which apparently redirected to

But Safari greeted me with an error message:

Safari can't open page

Safari can't open the page
The error is: "Redirection to URL with a schema that is not HTTP(S)"

Apparently redirecting http(s) to ftp will no longer be allowed for
security concerns.


(PS: if any further testing is needed, I can [sadly] only do it until Saturday.)

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